When you’re an adult, Christmas starts to lose its appeal a bit. Well that is unless you have parents that still insist on checking if Santa has been, leaving out stockings and having a mass early morning present opening!
Our Christmas tradition continued right up until last year! A 30, 29 and 25 year old all up early, checking our stockings and following our parents down to see if “he’d been.” Seriously ridiculous but we loved it every year, well my brother not so much but that is because for the past few years he’s usually been majorly hungover!
This year will be different because we get to start a new Christmas tradition.
Ok, so Little may only be 9 months but it will still be a special day as it’s the first year we get to have a Christmas morning of just Little, Big and Me. We plan on waking up as a family of 3, opening up our presents and having something special for breakfast, although not sure what our Christmas morning brekkie will be yet.
I’m not going to lie, I’m sad that I don’t get to spend the morning with my parents and siblings. To do the silly traditions that we’ve always done, but once we’ve opened up the presents here we’ll be off to start a new tradition at the grandparents too. We’ll take Little to open her presents at my parents house and have our dinner there. At 31 I still don’t feel grown up enough to cook the dinner!
I didn’t, I mean Santa didn’t, want to spend too much on presents for Little this year as she won’t remember it and doesn’t really need anything. I thought about things we’d probably buy her in the future and toys that she’d grow in to. I went with some lovely wooden toys for her.
And then some lovely little extras, including some books, a puzzle and this beautiful little start to her Emma Bridgewater collection.
But for me it was the little touches I wanted to invest in that we’d use for years to come to build our own traditions.
I’ve ordered these tags to use to leave treats for Santa, can’t wait for them to arrive!
I bought a beautiful personalised Santa sack to put her presents in. My brother has also bought her a similar one so we’ve got more room once the presents start getting bigger!
What are your plans for Christmas? Do you have traditions that you’ve started since having your little one?
Little Big Love