Thursday, December 17, 2015

Our Christmas Gift and Wrapping Tradition...(still going strong)

Having 7 kids in the house makes for a wild, exciting, exhausting, yet fun Christmas Eve.  For years we've followed the same tradition of 3 packages to unwrap on Christmas Eve and a stocking Christmas morning.  Back in 2010 I shared the details of how we choose gifts, wrap presents, and how we keep track of whose is whose without name tags.  It's really a lot of fun and the teenagers still enjoy the tradition.  The only thing that's changed since then is we've added two more kids to the clan and now most of the presents are on top of the TV cabinet instead of under the tree.

Actually, just last night I placed a few of the larger gifts under the tree (just to see if the little kids would leave them alone).  It didn't take long before I heard the sound of ripping paper.  Joseph was the culprit; I taped it back together while Peter scolded him and so far so good, no more unwrapping.

What Christmas traditions do you have? 
Please share in the comments.

*just a note about the pictures in the 2010 blog post, for some reason they are turned and blogger will not let me rotate them to an upright position, sorry for the disruption