I had intended to write this post of Christmas Day but my energy levels and brain power had other ideas.
Christmas is a time of year that is based on more traditions than at any other time of the year for many families including mine. We are not religious at all or have a strong cultural background so it is at Christmas that a lot of our traditions exist. Even though Mr A and I come from similar family backgrounds it is at Christmas that I see our differences.
Some of the Wray family traditions:
- Christmas t-shirts.
- Gift of earrings for the daughter and granddaughters from Gran.
- Complete Christmas meal on Christmas Eve with 3 different roast meats, roast vegies, brussel sprouts, and plum pudding and summer pudding for dessert.
- Opening of presents from each other on Christmas Eve.
- Cooked breakfast on Christmas morning and the receiving of Santa sacks (even though the kids are grown up).
- A photo of the children and now grandchildren in front of the Christmas tree.
Some of the Crowe family traditions:
- Not opening presents until everyone is up, had breakfast and the dishes are done on Christmas morning.
- Cold Christmas lunch of ham and salad.
Traditions I have developed myself:
- Making all of my Christmas cards.
- Buying a new ornament for the Christmas tree every year since Miss A was born.
- Having panettone for breakfast over the Christmas season.
- A handmade advent calendar.
And now as our little family has become three with Miss A getting older and beginning to understand Christmas I am trying to develop Christmas traditions of our own.