When Elisabeth and I got married we set out to have our own Christmas traditions and not just bring in the traditions of both families. We both loved the traditions we had with our own family growing up and for the most part have been able to keep most of these. Now with our own kids, it is so much fun to have firmly established our own traditional roots. So, without further ado, here is what our Christmas looks like (can’t wait for the festivities to start later today).
Christmas Eve Day:
Turkey Lunch (full Thanksgiving Day spread!)… this is a new tradition today, so we’ll see if it lasts
Final Advent Candle/family devotional time
Christmas Eve service
Mommy and Daddy prepare the downstairs
Out to Breakfast at 67 (The Edgewater Hotel) … This is probably my personal favorite part of the day
Home for gifts for the kids (Elisabeth and I have never really exchanged gifts, always chose to save money or buy something for the family)
Leftover Turkey (again, the new part of the tradition)
Hang out and watch hoops, play games, etc.
Over to my parents for Dinner/gifts/dessert with the entire Aaby-clan
We are looking forward to some time with Elisabeth’s family coming up north for the next few days after Christmas!
What about you? Do you have some great Christmas traditions that are unique that we can steal?