Christmas is about Traditions. We all have things we do year
after year that have been passed down from generation
to generation. In my opinion traditions are what make
Christmas special. I am fortunate to always be surrounded
by family and friends over the holidays and
many wonderful traditions.
On Christmas Eve we have family and friends over for
an open house and a night of serious
competition! We eat appetizers, have visitors
and play cards and board games.
We always get pyjamas and since I was 5 I’ve known what
to expect but I somehow still feel excited!
In recent years we have added the tradition of
everyone getting matching pyjama’s which is fun!
It’s funny how as a family full of adults we still do this.
Some traditions are strong and you do them no matter what!
My stocking is definitely my favourite gift. It’s the gift I look
forward to the most. My favourite part of my stocking is
the booklet of scratch & win tickets. After opening gifts I
love to drink coffee and scratch away!
Giving your time, money, gifts, food… EVERYTHING and ANYTHING large or small can help someone. Christmas is a hard time for many people and I encourage everyone to give something. There are countless charities and organizations with needs. Some of the ways I like to give during the holidays are donations to the food bank, donating winter (or any) clothing and toiletries to shelters, taking a gift to any of the children’s gift organizations, Adopt-A-Family (through the Calgary Sun or Women’s Outreach Centers), and if you want to get involved and donate your time I recommend contacting an agency like United Way for opportunities in your community. Giving back in some way makes the world a better place. You’re happier and so are the recipients of your generosity. It’s a win-win.
Our Adopt-A-Family pile this year!
I absolutely love blogging over the holidays. It gives me the pleasure of starting my holidays at the beginning of December and it allows me to interact and hear from so many of you! I sincerely thank you all for reading my blog over the last 12 days. It means the world to me!
Whatever your traditions are hold onto them. They are what makes your family unique and the holiday season full of love and laughter. I hope you have a safe, joyful, fun filled and happy holiday season with the people you love most.