I have always loved the traditions that go with Christmas, every family celebrates it in a little bit different way. It’s been really fun seeing how Dino Boy’s family celebrates Christmas along with the traditions from my family. By combining the two we’re able to create our own traditions.
Dino Boy’s family is really big on Christmas Eve. His grandfather, who they all call “papa,” has been dressing up as santa for as long as Dino Boy can remember. He’s got the entire suit, glasses, wig, boots…everything! Over the years the tradition has evolved. These days, he measures everyone’s height followed by a telling of the night before christmas, which ends up being hilarious, as his grandmother, who acts as Mrs. Claus is constantly correcting “Santa.” The whole shindig is followed by opening of presents and then a big dinner.
|Mr. and Mrs. Claus during A Night Before Christmas (Dino Boy’s Grandma and “Papa”)|
One of the main traditions in my family has been the making of Santa’s whiskers, the most delicious christmas cookies known to man. It’s so big that we will sometimes give the dough as presents at thanksgiving to get everyone ready! Dino Boy had never had one and I was able to introduce him to the deliciousness last year, he’s now hooked!
|Most Amazing cookies ever!|
These days, Dino boy and I have been developing our own little traditions. This year I started collecting fun new ornaments for our tree. We also have a vintage looking elf on the shelf that we love to hide around the home.
|Our elf likes to hang out at our bar cart|
In between the craziness of trying to make it to 4 christmases, we like to curl up on the couch with some wine and a plate of Santa’s whiskers and watch a christmas movie. After all the running around it’s the perfect way to relax, and one of our favorite traditions!
What are some of your family traditions?