I am so excited for Christmas! Why you ask? For a number of reasons, but right now, I can ‘t wait to exchange gifts with Todd, Danielle, Stephanie and Karissa. This was the first year that we decided to to the old draw name trick. I was not too excited about it, because who doesn’t like opening up two gifts instead of one…but it made sense to save some dinero as well as continue our pattern of trying to make Christmas not all about the indulgence of stuff. However, when Danielle suggested that we do something creative for our drawn name, I began to get really excited. What a potentially (I’ll let you know for sure in about a month) great tradition…to give a gift as well as some creative expression. This could be a poem, dramatic re-enactment, song, sculpture, carving, skit, story, painting, pantomime, etc. Not only am I looking forward to sharing my creativity with the person who’s name I drew, but I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with. It is all going to be a surprise, so it should prove to be quite enjoyable.
Karissa and I are continually trying to solidify our family traditions and have been pretty dilligent in thinking through how we want to experience the Christmas season as a family. I am sure we will share about those in the days to come. Until then, what are your favorite Christmas Traditions?