Having spent two whole days in Christmas mode, Anna and I are definitely now feeling very Christmassy. I know we still have a while to go, but I'm thinking of sending Daddy DayCare up to the attic for those boxes of decorations... we now have a playpen especially for the tree (to keep the little angel from pulling it down on herself)... and the local Christmas Tree farm has it's 'Opening on Dec 1' sign up. OOOOOHhhhh I can't wait, we'll be there on the 1st all wrapped up warm finding our perfect tree!
|When we had builders there was only one place for the tree|
1 Dec - Tree is put up... the youngest person always puts the star on the top.
5 Dec - St Nicholas Day... children put their shoes outside of the door on the evening of the 4th) to see if they're on the good or naughty list (if they've been good the shoe is filled with sweeties by the morning of the 5th)
24 Dec - Evening, everyone is allowed to open one family present.
25 Dec - Christmas Day - presents, small breakfast, goose for lunch, family games or a walk in the snow!
26 Dec - Friends invited round for our BBQ. Yep in all weathers, some years we have to dig the BBQ out from under the snow! The adults drinks gluhwein or mulled wine to keep warm... and the younger ones all play snow croquet or football or rugby! After 35mins in the cold, everyone is hungry for their hot dogs or burgers cooked on the BBQ.
|Anyone seen the BBQ?|
From Boxing Day onwards Christmas is slowly wound down as we look forward to the New Year and soon after my birthday!
So those are our traditions... what are yours?