Holiday Traditions

I think one of the hardest things about getting married is trying to work out how to split the holidays.  My husband’s family lives in Illinois and we alternate every year where we spend Christmas.  Although it is hard to be away from my family every other year, I find that one of the best parts of this set up is adopting new holiday traditions.

My mother in law does an amazing job at Christmas time.  The decorations are beautiful, the food is to die for and there is always plenty of time spent around the fire.  But of all their traditions, I think my favorite is the present we all receive after Christmas Eve dinner.  Everyone is sent to their rooms to find gift bags sitting on their beds.  In these bags are Christmas Eve PJ’s!  The family spends the rest of the evening playing games and running around in their new get-ups.  Who doesn’t  love getting new PJ’s?  And it helps the kids even more excited for Christmas morning.  I know this is one traditions that I will adopt and pass down to my children.

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?


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