Some time ago, Anneliese posted a quote about traditions.
It started me thinking, thanks Anneliese.
I realized that our family had been changing traditions for some time when it comes to Christmas.
Originally we celebrated both Christmas Eve (Norwegian) and Christmas Day (American) with all the trimmings for both.I did most, if not all the work, because I thought it was important to celebrate both traditions.
Hand wrapped all the presents, including making the bows.
And many more changes.
Little by little it all changed. Kids got married, had children, and started their own traditions, I got older and did not want to do all the work. We've downsized our tree from a 9' to a 4'.
This christmas, we're doing Christmas Eve. Everyone brings something for themselves and something for the table. Presents can be anything from a gift card or something from a cyber shop.
The one important tradition is that we get connected somhow during Christmas time.
Thanks for the thought provoking quotes.
Here is a link that might be useful: traditions