Monday, January 17, 2011

New Christmas Traditions

I found this on The Andersons Blog and had to write them down.  I loved her Christmas traditions!

traditions #1 
each little person gets their own wrapping paper---none of the gifts are marked, and in order to know which gifts are theirs, they have to find a tiny piece of their wrapping paper in the bottom of their stocking.
it's a little last minute excitement, as they see the gifts, but don't know which belongs to who :) t

tradition #2:
each kiddo gets 3 gifts (from us):  a WANT, a NEED and a SURPRISE.

tradition #3:
christmas eve---we all open christmas jammies that have already been washed and are ready to put on.  after jammies, the kids get another present which involves books.  so, not only do they get the 3 gifts on christmas morning, but on christmas eve they also get something to WEAR and something to READ.

tradition #4: 
this year, after church service that evening we added a new tradition of eating ice cream sundaes and drinking hot chocolate...all in our new jammers...when we were finished we watched a short christmas movie, then read our books, then off to bed!

1 comment:

  1. Love them all! I might have to steal your wrapping paper idea. We did that this year, minus the piece in the stocking.