Christmas Traditions 🎅🏻
Christmas for my family always starts on the 1st of December. Usually, as a family we get back from work and start decorating the whole house, ending with the live Christmas tree which has been resting outside for a couple of days. I used to love doing it all together as a grew up. of course, now it's a little different but I did put out my flat decorations on the 1st by myself! of course, that involved the advent calender!
Since starting university, I have started to make my own traditions and one of them is to go to Winter Wonderland. It defintely puts you in the Christmassy mood and I love exploring the little markets.
divorced and while that's one of the hardest things, my dad has never once asked to have us over Christmas or even if we wanted to go so I make the effort to meet up with him. In recent years, we've seen him on Christmas Eve Eve for a nice meal and we try to get my older sister's to come down too. Unfortunately, they usually don't want to but at least I try.
Christmas day starts relatively bright and early. My mum's usually first up and walks the dogs before coming back and waking us up after putting on the heating in the conservatory. We open presents in our pyjamas while sharing with each other what we've got.
New Year's Eve is a big party at home and I love it that way. Friends and family all together and doing a quiz. Unfortunately, the whole family is quite competitive - including myself - so it usually ends in an argument. When it hits midnight, everyone kisses, hugs and congratulates each other on living another year before joining hands and singing "Auld Lang Syne".