Each family develops its own unique Christmas traditions. Christmas is the only season when some traditions are passed down from generation to generation, while others are born from the desire to do something new and meaningful for your family unit. Family traditions create happy Christmas memories for young and old. For many people, the food associated with the event is as important a memory as the event itself – for example, pizza to nibble on while pruning the tree.
Regardless of what you choose, consider making it a tradition each year to enjoy the same snack or meal while making your home festive for the holidays. One of our household traditions that has spread to the third generation is that our Christmas morning menu always revolves around oyster soup and Christmas bread … before the presents are opened.
The new Christmas pajamas is another tradition that evokes fond memories and adorable images. If the presents are opened on Christmas morning, let the kids open a Christmas Eve present: the new Christmas pajamas. Consider having a sleepover while waiting for Santa! Dress everyone in a new pair of Christmas pajamas and play games, sing Christmas carols, or watch Christmas movies during the Christmas Eve festivities.
Another tradition kids will enjoy (in their Christmas pajamas) is making and decorating homemade cookies to leave to Santa and his reindeer. Pack the extras in pretty containers to give to your friends and family on Christmas Day. Kids love “camping,” so consider sleeping in sleeping bags in front of the Christmas tree one night. Eat snacks, leave the lights on all night, and create a special memory!
There are fabulous fabrics: fleece, veil, flannel, and other fabrics available that make wonderful Christmas pajamas for boys. You may want to start a new Christmas tradition and take advantage of free time during the summer. It’s a proud moment when you can tick off your holiday ‘to-do list’ long before the stress and pressure of the holidays hits and you can look forward to the photos of the kids in their new Christmas pajamas that you made for them. .