It’s Christmas Eve, and we have a tradition at our house. Ever since our kiddos were small they have begged to open ONE gift on Christmas Eve. And while in the beginning we would let them open one small gift, it eventually became the tradition to open . . . .
So every Christmas Eve we would bake cookies for Santa, and prepare our “notes” to leave out. Then watch A Christmas Story. Then open ONE gift which was always Christmas pajamas. After everyone had their bath, they would don their new pjs and off to be they would go. . . to dream of sugar plums . . . yeah right!
To stay up all night and not get a bit of sleep because they were too excited!
The “notes” were very elaborate and would have very specific instructions. Maybe while we are off for Christmas break I’ll find one to scan in so you can see.
Santa was required to sign the document each year, so the signatures could be compared. LOL!
One year they even left a digital camera and asked Santa to take a picture of himself, as proof that he really was there. And, of course, Christmas morning there he was on the camera!
So what about your house? Do you have a Christmas Eve tradition?
Now that Skittles and Reese’s are grown, we have continued the Christmas pajama tradition, and even though many of the other traditions have faded away, like the notes for Santa. One thing remains long after the Christmas decorations and traditions have been put away. . .
Saying prayers today for your families to all have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. May each of you know the true meaning of Christmas this year and not only invite Jesus into your life but dedicate your life to following His holy example. If you want to know more about Jesus click here!