Growing up my family had lots of different Christmas traditions. Depending on whose turn it was to have Christmas would depend on what all we would do. If we were at our house for Christmas, we would go to a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at church, have dinner, look at lights around town, open up one gift before bedtime (always Christmas pj’s!!!) and watch Christmas movies.
If we were at my mom’s parents house for Christmas, we would have a very similar experience as if we were at home.
If we were at my dad’s parents house for Christmas, we would watch Christmas movies, have dinner and open up one gift before bedtime (Christmas pj’s!!).
Since being married and merging my traditions in with my hubby’s traditions, my traditions have fallen by the wayside. My hubby’s family has zero traditions. My hubby and I have been married for 7 years. We’ve been together nearly 12 years. I feel like my Christmas traditions, which were so important to me, have taken a back seat. And I really don’t know how to resurrect them. And I find it hard to understand why his family doesn’t have any.
I’ve tried setting up our own traditions but my hubby isn’t a traditions person. Sometimes, I think he lacks the spirit of Christmas.
I would love to try again but I really have no clue where to start. We don’t have any kids so it’s hard to bring in traditions that we can grow into and with. Any suggestions??
Do you have Christmas traditions? Did you merge any Christmas traditions? Do you struggle with Christmas traditions?