Day 2 – Christmas Traditions
We don’t have any Christmas Traditions as such – except the usual of sending out Christmas cards and the giving of presents. Also since Taid passed away I’ve been visiting his grave around Christmas time to give him some flowers.
When I used to live with Taid, his Christmas Eve tradition was a Christmas Eve pub crawl with his friends! I used to be his taxi driver! I gave him and his friends a lift to the other side of town where they would start off, have a drink in every pub and make their way back to our local where they would then play cards! From there they used to walk (or stagger maybe) home! If I was still up by the time he got home we would have a bacon sandwich.
Now that we have Little Miss no doubt some will develop – leaving cookies and milk out for Santa etc. She’s too young for this year but can’t wait until she understand the whole Santa Claus idea!
One Christmas tradition we’re going to start is that we buy Little Miss a Christmas bauble for the tree every year. Or when she’s old enough make one. She’s already chosen one for this year. We stood her in front of the baubles section at The Range and she chose this one – of course it had to be a twinkly one!
The other tradition is of course is the Advent Calendar. My Nain used to buy me an advent calendar every year but as an adult I’ve not been too bothered. Hubby on the other hand has to have one (an an Easter egg!). This year I’ve bought Little Miss a Disney Princesses one and my Mam bought hubby and I the Dairy Milk & Thomas The Tank ones (Thomas is for meeee!). As you can see we’ve not actually opened them yet!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
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