Ten days until Christmas! Who’s ready? Let the countdown begin, right?
We’ve had some Inspy posts regarding Christmas romances. I do love them! And Christmas movies. It’s just the season for goodness and joy and gifts and love. No wonder the books and movies are enticing, drawing us in.
One of my favorite things are the traditions at Christmas. I love hearing about what families have done over the years, and about new traditions that are started for various reasons. It is hard to let go of tradition, but sometimes it’s necessary. (Someone should write that book!)
I know in our family we had our pancake-sausage breakfast. My dad’s family always had pancakes and sausage Christmas morning. More like brunch time, though. It was great fun and there were always so many people. My immediate family moved out of state and we continued the tradition with the five of us. Then as us kids left home and had our own families, we picked a Saturday or Sunday right before or after Christmas to gather for the traditional breakfast.
In 2018 my dad passed away. My daughter had started hosting the breakfast a couple of years before that, and we continued until 2020. Besides the pandemic, my daughter had a baby and my step-mother had moved into an assisted living home, and it wasn’t feasible to gather that year. Then there was something happening last year, and this year we attempted to keep it going, but have decided to do something else instead. It looks like that tradition has stopped. It’s not a time to be sad, but a time to rejoice that we can start a new tradition. We have new little ones and new fun times to be had.
What are some of your favorite traditions? Have you had to let any go?