I do love December. Not only is it Christmas but it’s also my birthday. I love that everyone seems to go out more and generally seems a bit more upbeat. One thing I have been thinking about recently is traditions that families have around Christmas time. I can’t really think of any that my family currently have so I thought I’d write a list of all the things that I would like to start making into a tradition for myself.
New Pyjamas on Christmas Eve
This is something I’ve done for the last 3 years now. I’ve gone out and bought myself some brand new pyjamas ready to wear on Christmas Eve. I’ve already bought the pair I’m going to gift myself this year and they are tucked safely away in a draw. I’ve chosen some ‘Elf’ The Movie pyjamas and I’m glad I bought them early because they are sold out already!
Drinks with Friends on Christmas Eve
This is already technically a tradition as myself and my friends have been going to the same pub for the last 5 years to celebrate and have drinks together on Christmas Eve. This year we are having a meal at the pub before hand and will be there til shut up. I can’t wait!
Donate A Gift
Every year in South Wales there is an appeal called the Mr X Campaign that collects presents to give to underprivileged children at Christmas. People can register to take part and then they are assigned a child to purchase a present for. All you know about your child is there First Name, Age and Gender to be able to guide you in what to buy. I’d love to start taking part in this every year.
I’d love to start the tradition of putting up the decorations on the 1st of December and having maybe a takeaway and wine to celebrate the achievement of not getting tangled up in tinsel. Unfortunately I have missed the 1st for this to happen now but it’s something I’m going to try and implement from next year!
Do you and your family or friends have any Christmas Traditions? I’d love to hear some to see if I can add to my list.