I hope that all of you had such a great week and that you enjoyed this week’s gift guides! There’s plenty more where that came from – I’ll be doing a full roundup of what’s on my wish list later – but for this week’s DS Discussion I want to talk Christmas! My family had such fun traditions when I was younger – a great dinner on Christmas eve, waking up super early on Christmas morning (they used to make me stay in bed until 5 AM because I always wanted to wake them up at like 3) and lounging around all day on Christmas itself. Then, on the 26th, we always go shopping to return what didn’t fit or to spend those gift cards we got in our stockings. I love walking around a mall looking at all of the Christmas decorations that are still up and soaking in the last few hours of the holiday.
What I love so much about Christmas has nothing to do about presents (even though I really love giving and getting presents), it has to do with how much the month of December brings back memories from years ago. I know that when I have a family I’ll go to the Christmas tree lot, hang up stockings on my mantle and relive the traditions I grew up with.
I want to know – what’s your favorite part of Christmas? Do you have any longstanding traditions?