Questions for Friday, December 12th, ’09: Thanks to Liz, Tyler, and Adrienne…and Mama M. Wanna throw out a question suggestion for a future Five Question Friday? Check out the discussion here
1. Does Santa wrap the presents he leaves at your house?
Well this year he will probably just leave them in the Toys R Us bag, because Santa is a little preoccupied and can’t seem to get his stuff together. But in previous years, he leaves his big red velvet bag beside the fireplace with the stuff he brings for the girls. Each present has a picture of the child attached to it (for easy recognition since they can’t read yet) and plenty of candy canes. Last year, he left his gloves and we had to send them back along with a thank you card for all the good stuff we got.
2. When is your “big” Christmas celebration…Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Tell us about it…
I think Christmas festivities last for about 24 hours in our family. Christmas Eve night we read “The Night Before Christmas” and bake Santa’s cookies. The girls open their ornament for that year and a new pair of pajamas. Then we get out the previously baked small Birthday Cake and read about the Baby Jesus’ birth and celebrate his birthday. Early (like before the worms come out for the early bird to get) we wake up and see what Santa brought us and open other presents. Then we fly to the van and take off the grandparents’ houses to see what other goodies await us.
3. Are you big on keeping tradition every year?
Well…if you don’t keep it, it’s not tradition…is it?
4. Do colored lights or white lights tickle your fancy?
I like the big old fashioned colored bulbs. The ones that are as big as a nightlight bulb. Oh…and twinkle…they must twinkle!
5. Do you decorate outside your house for Christmas?
I use a simple wreath for the front door, some garland around the porch rails and a snowman figure that lights up. That’s it. I am fully aware that I am a procrastinator and know that if I were to put lights up around the house, they would not come down until June. Since I don’t want to be THAT person in the neighborhood, I don’t set myself up for failure.
June huh LOL!!! I love your Christmas Eve traditions and I think that Santa leaving his gloves is awesome!!
I LOVE your christmas traditions with the birthday cake, I don't have kids yet, but have always wanted to have a cake on Christmas also when I am blessed with them. And that is so neat that Santa left his gloves and you guys mailed back a thank you card! What wonderful ideas 🙂
I love the birthday cake tradition! This is our first Christmas with our daughter so we are looking forward to building some family traditions!
I think we're all just going to come to your house for Christmas morning. I'll bring beef. It'll be ok! I LOVE the red bag and the gloves! You're so stinking creative.
A big velvet bag??? Once again…will you be my mom? Thanks for joining in, my friend!! I miss our chats!
I love the red velvet bag idea!! No wrapping and still fun! And the pictures for identification, awesome!When I was a kid our Santa presents were wrapped in Santa paper. My mom would help Santa out by buying the paper for him! 🙂
I really enjoyed reading your answers! I LOVE the idea of the red velvet bag and the pictures for tags. But I think my favorite is Santa leaving his gloves! I'll have to remember that when I have my own kids.mcdonaldivf.blogspot.comadellechristine.blogspot.com
I love your Christmas traditions. We are THAT family who leaves lights up all year long. It isn't because I want to. It is because I was lucky to get my husband to put the lights up last year. I haven't plugged them in because they more than likely have blown bulbs plus they weren't put up very straight last year. lol!!
Great answers! And thanks for stopping by my blog! Good luck with the newest “crayon”.
traditions get harder to keep each year with teenagers, but now we have a 2 year old. i think we'll be resuming a few! Merry Christmas