Happy boxing day! I hope everyone had a lovely day with their loved ones yesterday! I sort of can’t believe it’s over. It always seems to sneak up on me.
Today I have a two more contributions for the series…
When my husband and I started a family we knew we wanted to continue some family traditions on Christmas. Two that I have kept from my childhood is 1) we always eat seafood on Christmas Eve and 2) my 2 daughters are allowed to open one gift after dinner on Christmas eve – it helps calm some of the excitement before the big day. A new tradition we began with the girls is watching a Christmas movie or show each night starting December 1st all the way to the 25th. Our favourites are the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen and of course, How the Grinch stole Christmas with Jim Carrey and the original animated version. As soon as Dec 1st hits, the girls excitedly get out all our Christmas DVDs to begin our holiday viewing extravaganza!!
At our home we mix several holiday traditions together, combining my husband’s and mine’s. When I decorate though, I love to incorporate my Czech heritage into the mix. It was such a vital part of my life growing up, making Christmas feel so magical and important.