When you blend together any family, you’re always going to find a difference in how people celebrate the holidays. One difference for us was Christmas Eve. Hubby and his family would go to a Christmas Eve service, and my family would have people over, there would be a lot of food, lots of fun.
We also opened a gift on Christmas Eve each year. I remember always hoping to open a movie or a book, you know, something to do on Christmas Eve until it was bedtime.
Christmas Eve Present – Box of Goodies
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We no longer go to a service, religion isn’t for us, nor do we live near family to all go together.
A few years ago I started doing the Christmas Eve gift a little different.
We started doing a specific gift. When Gauge was ity-bity we did one box for all of them, now they each get their own box.
What is a Christmas Eve Box?
Basically its a box of somethings to do until bedtime. After we stuff ourselves, us foodies must feast! and then, we must lounge area the house waiting for bedtime, waiting for children to calm down enough to sleep so that Santa can came.
What’s in a Christmas Eve Box?
- Pajamas for each child.
- Snacks – my kids love Starbrust candies, and we rarely buy them which makes them even more special.
- A movie
- A small toy
Basically anything that you want to be in it.
Now that I have our first present wrapped, I want to get the rest done and over with. I also want to just give them all to the kids because I know that the girls are going to be so excited and love everything
we Santa got them.