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Christmas Memories

Submitted by PAUL C on December 18 2012 10:12 AM

Christmas is such a special time of year, and children make it even more enjoyable. You tend to bring traditions and memories from your own childhood and marry them together with your partners. It becomes a really wonderful time for your own kids.

As my boys become older they are getting even more excited about December 25. It starts well before the big day - the whole month of December is pretty thrilling to them. Decorating the Christmas tree and the rest of the house is always a huge deal to my kids.

So is collecting and decorating pinecones, attending the local Christmas carols and writing out Christmas cards – especially if you have just learnt to write!

Then there is the annual Christmas cake making – my husband does that with the boys. Christmas Eve the excitement really builds when they lay out treats for Santa and the reindeers. The boys then place the latest photo of themselves in their stocking and rush off to bed. (I have collected these photos in a special Christmas album since they were babies).

The day is a mix of present opening, eating and swimming – depending on the weather! Everyone falls into bed pretty tired from the early morning start and an over indulgence in Christmas treats.

My favourite thing about Christmas is hearing my boys talking about the sleigh bells they heard ringing in the middle of the night or the thump on the roof where the reindeers landed. All in their imaginations of course!

I hope you and your family enjoy the magic of Christmas together and make some special memories. I would love to hear about your favourite family traditions.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog this year. A special thanks to those that contributed to the conversation. It’s always nice to hear what others think on a topic.

Best wishes for the festive season and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2013

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