The third holiday tradition we have is one that started when I was a child and it is one that we decided to continue with our family, but we have added to it a little. Every year on Christmas Eve we open just one gift. It is new pajamas for each of us. My mom started this with us when we were little kids because we opened Christmas gifts on first thing Christmas morning in our jammies. I always looked forward to this as a child and I thought it would be great to do with our children. My children love this tradition and they look forward to it every year. The part that we added to this tradition for our family is that we wrap a second box (since we have 2 children they each get to open 1 box) and this box has a family Christmas movie and snacks. After we open our boxes, we put on our new jammies and sit down with our snacks to watch our Christmas movie before going to bed. It is just a fun way to have a quiet, calm Christmas Eve and prepare for Christmas.
These are our holiday traditions that we look forward to every year. We love them for what they are to our family and I personally love them because I know that some day my children may do these traditions with their children. That is the beautiful thing about traditions, they live on for generations to come.
*I originally created a version of this post for a post on The Homeschool Review Crew Blog.