I have really been enjoying reading about others Christmas Traditions, I am so pleased that I had the conversation last year that inspired this series and today is another of the ladies who had that conversation with me. Heather from Young and Younger is looking forward to further establishing her Christmas Traditions whilst chasing around after her adorable twins and finding a work/life balance. You can follow Heather on Twitter and follow her adventures in creating a family home at her other blog Growing Spaces.
For the second year running, I have laden myself down with copious amounts of work in the run up to Christmas. Go me.
In my panic that I won't deliver my family the perfect Christmas they deserve, friends have tried to reassure me by telling me the twins, now 27 months, won't remember our traditions yet.
But these traditions are as much for me as they are for the kids. They're important to me, but I know this year I need to prioritise the most important.
We're not at home for Christmas this year, so some of our traditions have to be tweaked a little or even shelved until next Christmas. So here are the Young & Younger Away Christmas family traditions...
- Every day after their afternoon nap, Ez and Fonz have their presents from the advent calendar I made them this year.
- We’ll decorate the tree together with Christmas tunes blasting out. This year I'd like to give the twins their own mini 'Chrispus tree' (as they have named it) to decorate too.
- We’ll watch The Snowman at some point over the Christmas period.
- We’ll hold a small Christmas party with mince pies and mulled wine and plenty of Christmas songs. In previous years we've hosted our NCT friends but as we moved away this year, we've invited all our new neighbours over instead.
- New Christmas PJs are a must for all four of us. We'll open them on Christmas Eve and wear them for dinner.
- We'll have Christmas Eve dinner by candlelight.
- This year we are up north at the in-laws for Christmas and on Christmas Eve we will all go to the carol service at the village church where we got married.
- We'll open our stockings together in bed on Christmas day.
- Christmas lunch will be eaten all together after the twins' afternoon nap.
- We'll have sparklers outside when it gets dark on Christmas day.