Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas Tradition

Christmas Eve 2010

In my family, we opened no presents until Christmas day!  However, in Dave's family, one of Santa's elves made an early delivery of a small gift that could be opened on Christmas Eve.  Usually it was a new ornament for the Christmas tree.  We decided to carry on the tradition with our little family.  On Christmas Eve night, we go out and take a look at the Christmas lights and decorations around town.  When we return home, the kids find that an elf has left them a surprise.  An ornament (marking a milestone from the past year or favorite character) and new pajamas.  The pajamas are a reminder they should hop into bed and get to sleep!

What are your Christmas traditions?

Mary Ellen

1 comment:

  1. We have always opened one present on Christmas Eve, too.