Christmas Advent Blog Adventure: day 8
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/pour-some-sugar-on-me/
Welcome to Day 8 of the Great Advent Blog Adventure! For today, the two topics I will explore are:
From the Christmas Postathon (https://4wallsnaroof.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/the-christmas-postathon/): Holiday traditions you have with your family.
And from the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com/): Christmas Shopping.
Ah here we go. I’ve answered neither of these yet. Excellent!
So, let’s start with Christmas shopping. That’s probably the first time I’ve ever said anything like that before. I don’t like shopping, including Christmas shopping. The only thing I like about it is when I find the “perfect” gift for someone, but that usually happens when I’m not shopping at all, if it does. No, Christmas shopping is not fun. It’s stressful and tiring. But I don’t do it much anymore because the only people I buy gifts for now are my parents, and that’s usually taken care of now by deciding on some cool gift certificates for places they like to go, but might not if they didn’t have a gift certificate. For them, practical, but fun, and for me, pretty minimally stressful.
Now, for traditions. Christmas morning: stockings and presents after breakfast, and Christmas evening: dinner. These are especially important to mom, so we keep them alive. Kevin’s family used to do dinner, church and Christmas presents on Christmas eve so it worked out great – his family Christmas eve and my family on Christmas day. Then Boxing Day in my PJs all day (MY tradition!!)
And just to make sure I have a picture here somewhere, here is a picture of a tradition on the street behind our house. The neighbourhood trees all with huge Christmas decorations on them. Don’t know who started it, but it’s pretty cool!
“The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.”