Here are a few Christmas traditions I had when my children were little:
1.) Santa's kiss
- I always kept a cheap tube of bright red lipstick in my medicine
cabinet. Every Christmas Eve - after the kids were asleep - I would
coat my lips with red and then kiss each girl on the cheek. On
Christmas morning, Mommy or Daddy would point out the Santa kiss and the
girls would be so excited.
2.) Magic Reindeer Food
- On Christmas Eve before bedtime, the girls would go into the front
yard and sprinkle a trail of Magic Reindeer Food to attract the
reindeer. The Magic Reindeer Food is simply rolled oats and white
glitter mixed together. The glitter helps the reindeer see the lawn and
the oats give them something to eat. Luckily for parents, the trail
melts into the lawn with the first rain or snow.
3.) Presents from Santa
- We always wrapped all the gifts from Santa and each girl had a
different kind of wrapping paper. This way, we could hide presents all
around the tree, but still know which girl got which present.
4.) Presents in the tree
- This was a tradition in my hubby's family, so we adopted it for our
own. We typically hide smaller packages up inside the tree branches.
The girls enjoyed finding new presents throughout the tree. The problem
is, I always seem to forget one present and we find it when we are
taking the tree down. My family is always excited to see who will get
the "forgotten" present every year.