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Okay, so this isn’t exactly a tradition as we only did it this year – we bought a set of matching pyjamas. Yes, I even made my husband get involved – am I cruel? Maybe, but he actually loved it and has already worn them multiple times! I think regardless of if they are a family-twinning set, it is really nice to get a new pair of pyjamas ready for Christmas. Ours are from Asda.
A good deed
Every year I think it is important to carry out some acts of kindness, especially as it is the season of good will and all that. See my previous blog post on some of our traditions to spread the magic to others.
An ornament a year
When my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas together, his mum presented us with a box full of 25 ornaments; each year she had bought him is own ornament for the tree and they were now his to keep. I thought this was such a wonderful thing to have done that I vowed to do it for my children someday. Last year, Harper’s first Christmas, I was so excited to find an ornament with “Harper” written on it in our local Garden Centre that I didn’t care how tacky it looked – that was her decoration for 2016.
One gift on Christmas eve
My husband and I started this in all honesty because I would get too giddy and excited and be desperate to open a gift early and I would beg on Christmas eve to open a present early. It then became a tradition that we would each be allowed to open one gift on Christmas eve, and we did this with Harper last year too. I think in time, as Harper gets a little older, this will progress to Christmas Eve boxes. These look so lovely and you can get some gorgeous personalised wooden boxes that can be used year after year. I have seen them be filled with lots of things; pyjamas to wear, a movie to watch, a small toy, reindeer food to leave out, a mug with hot chocolate and mini marshmallow – if you do a Christmas eve box, what do you fill it with?
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