A couple of weeks ago I was sitting thinking about Christmas traditions. Christmas was always a special occasion growing up, and we had a season filled with tradition. The tree and decorations would go up on the 1st of December. On Christmas eve we were allowed to open up *one* gift… but only if we stayed up after midnight! Christmas morning would be filled with wonderful smells, reading of the christmas story before opening gifts, followed by a lovely breakfast.
But one of my all-time favourite traditions was that each year we would make up a Christmas package for a family in our community that life had treated harshly. We’d buy some essential foods, some Christmas dinner foods, and pick out and wrap up gifts for the children in the family. Then we would cut words out of magazines and craft a secret letter from those, and attach that to the package. Then came the exciting part. Delivery! We delivered the package in the pitch dark, very late at night. Most often we had to evade a dog or two. We’d sneak up, ring the bell and then RUN like the wind to hide before the door was opened.
Looking back, there are many memories I have that I wish we had photos of. This was definitely one of them! Every family is unique and has their own traditions and things they love to do together.
In the spirit of Christmas, I decided I’d love to give somebody the gift of having one of their traditions (not limited to christmas, but any annual tradition) captured with a mini story session! Do you cut down your tree? Bake cookies? Make a gingerbread house? I want to capture it!
I also spoke to Crystal from Your Health-Your Choice fitness training and she generously donated THREE free classes in the new year to our winner. I can’t tell you how wonderful Crystal is. I started doing classes with her a few months ago and the difference it has made in my life is huge! I am going to be writing a blog post about it soon, where I will share my story. For now, trust me that she is AMAZING!
Christmas Giveaway – Enter here
It starts today (The 3rd December 2015) and ends on the 9th December at midnight so get your entries in!
I can’t wait to capture a unique tradition your family has!!