Family Traditions on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is one of the most special nights of the year. There’s so much anticipation, excitement, and even reverence on the occasion. I know we all have family traditions on Christmas Eve that we participate in each year. That’s part of the reason the night is so unique. Some people open presents, others attend midnight mass, while others watch holiday classics eating sugar cookies. Since Christmas Eve is only a few days away, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions with you and hope you’ll share yours with me!
When I was growing up, my favorite family tradition on Christmas Eve was when my parents lined our fireplace mantle with candles and lit them. My family didn’t normally light candles, so for some reason this seemed special to me because it only happened on this one night. As children, we all fought over who got to light the candles and later blow them out. It’s such a simple thing, really, but it made a memorable impact on me. I try and do the same thing in my own family–light all our candles on Christmas Eve. Since our house is so small, it feels like there are candles everywhere!
One other thing my family does is open one present that has our Christmas pajamas in it. My parents started this tradition when we were growing up, and now they continue it with all their grand kids. After we open our pajamas, we all snuggle up and watch our favorite Christmas movies. I can’t wait! I’d love to hear about some of your Christmas Eve traditions as well…just comment in the post below!
Finally, if you’re looking for some last minute Christmas ideas, visit the Creating Home Holiday Shop where there’s still a few holiday products left! And don’t forget about the holiday issue of Wilma Magazine! There’s one print copy available, or you can get a digital copy.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
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