This year will be T’s first Christmas, and our first Christmas as a family.
We are SO excited.
Although we’ve always enjoyed Christmas for the time we have off together, the food, the general merriment, we’re fully aware that Christmas is primarily a children’s holiday.
Now T is here, S is in her element. Christmas is her favourite time of year and she has so many plans to make Christmas as exciting for T as can be. Although we’ve agreed not to go mad this year present-wise; after all, T has NO idea what’s going on, we’re still going to make a start on some new Christmas traditions.
Tradition 1 – Buy new pyjammas for Christmas Eve so T can wake up in new pyjammas. Later on this will expand to a Christmas Eve box that will contain a Christmas DVD, new book, snack pot, and drink so the mums can have a lay in!
Tradition 2 – Set out a special plate on Christmas Eve (which has already been bought!) containing a mince pie, baileys (that’s our Santa’s favourite), and a carrot.
Tradition 3 – Buy a new Christmas Day jumper for us, and a smart outfit for T.
Tradition 4 – Take a family photo every Christmas Day.
Tradition 5 – Buy a new Christmas decoration for the tree each year. This year, we’re going to buy the traditional ‘Baby’s first Christmas’ bauble.
It’s likely over the years we’ll create more traditions and start the ones that have waited for T to become old enough: such as stockings, but so far we’re pretty happy with these ones.
What Christmas traditions do you have in your family?