One of our favorite things about this particular Christmas is that the girls have a better understanding of some of the concepts of Christmas. It is most certainly a time to spend with family, and I know our girls appreciate that so much. We have jumped on the new Christmas pajamas band wagon, so every year on Christmas eve the girls open one gift that is a new pair of pajamas. (This year daddy and mommy get a new pair too:)) Then, we read Twas the Night Before Christmas before bed.
We have decided not to do the whole "Santa" thing which may or may not be a controversial thing. However I still remember when my parents told me there wasn't a Santa and how bummed out I was. I want to instill in our daughters the magic of Christmas and I don't want part of that to be taken away later on with "there is no Santa".
Instead, we will talk about why Santa is such a large figure in the Christmas Season. We will celebrate the things that are important to us. We will make cookies, yummy treats and share the holiday spirit with family and friends. Above all, the merriment and joy that we find and fill our holiday season is what is most important to us.
We hope you find some merriment of your own this holiday season and enjoy a Merry Christmas or happy holiday, however you choose to celebrate.