My husband and I were talking about creating holiday traditions with our kids as they got older. I’m actually a military brat and my parents separated (but lived in the same town) when I was in middle school, making Christmases…. interesting. My husband grew up with a few, but the only one that stuck out to him was drinking eggnog while they decorated the tree together and that started to fade as they got older. I wanted to do a few things that my kids will remember and hopefully pass down to their children. A new to us tradition is opening Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve.
I got my husband and myself a pair, but they’re not as cute as the ones for the munchkins. I already get the kids a new ornament each year, but I decided to incorporated a book to read together and Christmas pajamas into the mix.
I’m pretty much obsessed with the “jammies” I got for V. They aren’t really pajamas (at least I don’t think), but the tutu is built into the polka dot leggings. So stinkin cute.
I could not resist a two piece button up pajama set for the little guy. They make him seem so grown up!
As the kids get older, we’ll probably transition the books to something that they would enjoy reading for fun and the pajamas into patterns that can be worn year round. I plan on savoring every little bit until the day comes when they leave the nest. This is one tradition that I hope they pass on to their little ones.
Do you have any traditions you do specifically on Christmas Eve?