I have been feeling a bit nostalgic these days.
I think it is the holidays that makes me think back to my own childhood.
I had a really good childhood. I know not everyone can say that and I am happy that I am one of those who can say without a doubt that I had the best childhood imaginable.
We had Christmas traditions like many families do. One of my favorite Christmas traditions involved pajamas.
My mom somehow managed to make us pajamas every year for Christmas. Our tradition was to open one present on Christmas Eve and it was the pajama present so we could wear them that night. These were not your usual run of the mill pajamas. Oh no. These were fun pajamas with hats and tails .Sometimes they were not easy to sleep in because the tails (depending on the animal) got in the way. But lucky me got to have a complete set because I was the baby and got the hand me downs.
Or course we had the family Christmas card and letter every year and my mom still writes her Brown Daze newsletter. Pictures usually were of the whole family and my dad got pretty creative with his photography and had us pose or act out different scenes. Of course this one is my favorite.That’s me as Baby Jesus. I love that I have copies of these pictures from years ago that I can look back on and reminince about.
We tried to make some memories with our own boys as they were growing up and one of the most important memories I have is how important stockings were to us. I really make our family stockings the highlight of Christmas Day and try to fill them with really great things. Usually I have too much to fit into them and we have to have Stocking Annexes.
What is one of your Christmas traditions that you cherish? I would love to hear all about it in the comments. Remember that every comment this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause recipient – The Connestee Fire Rescue Auxiliary.