Ideas for holiday traditions?
I know others have brought this up but I’m looking for ideas on how to start our own holiday traditions.
In my family we use to get together at my grandparent’s on Christmas Eve with my aunt and cousins and any other extended family that could make it. We’d have lunch, open gifts, then head home and Christmas morning was spent just us; mom, dad, me, and sister. As such this is still been the norm as I’ve grown but now my mom’s is considered grandma’s place. My sister and her guy come in with the kids. My dad comes up too and I go over there. They leave that evening and have their own Christmas at home.
Well of course this isn’t exactly possible. SO gets the kids Christmas afternoon this year. Next year he returns them Christmas afternoon. I love that once we get them this year they get to stay for at least a week but of course there’s no special night before. Then next year we get the special night before but they open their presents Christmas morning and don’t get to play with anything for 2 weeks.
I know Christmas isn’t just about the gifts. It’s about the memories. Anyone have any special ways you create these memories when it yo-yo’s like this? My partner and I will still be going to my mom’s for Christmas Eve so by no means am I being asked to give up my traditions. I just want ideas on how to start our own with his kids so it isn’t just about gifts.