Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Memories...Old to New Tradition

As far back as I can remember we always got to open one present on Christmas Eve when we got home from our family’s Christmas Party. It was to give us a small sample of the things in store for us in the morning. I think this only added to my inability to go to sleep.

I would carefully peruse my presents under the tree at that point and look at the size, shape, feel the box and sometimes even shake it. I could never tell what was inside but I tried my best to pick out an awesome present. I enjoyed unwrapping my present and getting to play with it or look forward to the things I would get to do with it.

This tradition has a special spot in my heart. It is one I want to carry on in my family. But I am hoping to change it slightly. I am hoping to make new PJ bottoms for everyone and we get to open them up before going to bed to have new PJ’s to sleep in. I bought all the material for it this year so here’s hoping!


  1. That was how the tradition started in my family, my mother would make us all new night gowns and we would get to open them. I didn't keep up with that project and so it turned to just being allowed to open one gift. When I did get new pj's done for you guys I made sure that was the present you opened. New pj's for Christmas morning pictures was the plan. It was always so exciting. What gift to choose???

  2. i always felt slighted when we only got to open dumb pjs. it was a bummer as a kid, but now id love to get pjs for christmas!