Due to having two families, my Christmas has been in full swing the past two days BUT today is December 25th so Merry Christmas everybody :) Thank you for stopping in on this glorious day to read my post!
First, outfit details. I wore my snowflake Windsor sweater once again but gave it a much more dressy vibe today; paired with my new tulle skirt from Chic Wish! I love love love everything about this online store and this skirt couldn't be more feminine and fun. Wearing it and constantly whirling and twirling truly makes you feel like you are playing princess dress up for the day, my favorite.
Now...since it is Christmas I thought I would share some of my family's Christmas traditions and what makes this my favorite holiday :) Who knows...it might inspire you to start some of your own traditions this year!
First, Christmas Eve. Nothing starts your night off better than giving/receiving a brand new pair of pajamas.. Each year we will each get a new pair of pjs that we will immediately change into and remain in for the next 12, maybe 24 hours. We also have a tradition that everybody is gifted a new, creative, funny, sentimental or random ornament that we will add to the tree...you can only imagine how insanely packed our tree is!! But it does make putting the ornaments on each year turn into a million trips down memory lane and there's nothing better :) Our night will always end with lots of food, holiday beverages, games and holiday movies!
Christmas Day. Our day always starts with a Christmas story. Each year my mom will pick out a special story that we will all gather around and read so that we can truly take a moment to remember why it is we celebrate Christmas, being Jesus. This is the most humbling part of the busy season for me because it is easy to get caught in buying someone the perfect gift or deciding what you want to ask for. This is always the perfect way to get our morning started. After stockings and gifts have been opened, my parents will usually save one present for last and put together a treasure hunt. They'll have us searching all around the house, neighborhood, and sometimes the town looking for clues all leading up to our final gift! After that, we do what most people do on Christmas Day; say thank you's, visit family, eat tons of food and goodies, and spend lots of quality time together.
These traditions are a huge part of why I look forward to this day each year. I'm always looking up other fun ideas that I can one day start once I have my own little family. Some of the others I always love hearing about are "Elf on a Shelf", hiding the pickle in the tree, creating/trying new holiday beverages and baked goods and different Christmas countdowns! If you have any special traditions you do with your families or significant other, please share I would love more ideas!!
With all of that said, I hope you have such a blessed day with your loved ones. Merry Christmas! xo Karlie Rae