Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Show Me Christmas: Traditions

Linking up this week with From Mrs. to Mama and Analyze This

I have to admit, I am a little bit really obsessed with tradition. I don't like change. Luckily, my family has a lot of Christmas traditions that we keep up year after year and it makes me very happy! :)

One of my favorite traditions is getting new Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. I get to open one present on Christmas Eve and it is ALWAYS pajamas. My sister still gets them too, even though she is 36!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you might already know that my FAVORITE Christmas tradition is our crazy hat/pajama Christmas day party. This tradition somehow evolved about 5 years ago and ever since my ENTIRE family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc!) come to my parent's house for a party on Christmas wearing their pj's and a crazy Christmas hat! You can read more about 2009 and 2010 here if you wish!We have lots of food and lots of laughs. We also have a annual Yankee Swap (Do you guys know what that is or is it just a New England thing??). I love getting to spend this time with my whole entire fam!





This year we are giving up the hats and having a pajama pant/ugly sweater party. E and I bought our sweaters last week and made them even uglier than they already were by adding a little pizazz. I can't wait to show you, but I have to keep it a secret for now! Let me just tell you that they look glorious though!

Other favorite traditions are little things like having mimosas and fried dough after we open our presents on Christmas morning, playing the pickle game with my niece and nephew, sitting with my mom on the couch late on Christmas Eve looking at the tree, and going to my uncle's house for a party on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to continue some of these traditions with my growing family and when we have little bebe's in the future!

Only 5 days, I can't wait.... although I am a tiny bit stressed that I am going to get everything done!


  1. I love those hats! That's so so hilarious. I'm going to a yankee gift exchange on Thursday! :)

  2. Haha! That's great! You'll have to post photos from this year!