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!