Today’s post is a guest post from Erriel JD who you can find over at Erriel J’s Life Chronicles
Tis the season for Holiday traditions! It’s that time of year again where we think of all of our favorite traditions and carry them out to create wonderful memories with the ones we love! I, like many other people, love Christmas time! It’s so festive with all of the lights and decorations but here in Texas we don’t always get much of the cold weather like I would hope for so pictures of snowy locations will do.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is my family’s annual Christmas Eve Breakfast. Every year for the past 5 years my family has gotten together in the morning, and I mean early in the morning, at my Great Grandmother’s home to just enjoy each other’s company. My cousin, mother, and I do majority of the cooking and some of my family members bring a dish and we all each and enjoy the Christmas festivities. We have Christmas music playing in the background and the house is filled with the beautiful smell of Belgium waffles, made by me, other breakfast food, and the house is packed wall to wall with people. To answer your question, yes my family is actually that big!
One thing we started doing is passing out gifts to the younger children since we have plenty of younger children in my family. Generally we all stay until about 2pm and afterwards we part ways to do some last minute Christmas shopping.
This time of year is so special for me because it’s the time of year where EVERYONE is together and we aren’t missing anyone. This will be only the second time my Great Grandmother will not be physically present because she passed away the summer of 2015 but we wanted to keep this tradition alive because she loved having us all together.
As I have gotten older many of the traditions I have grown up with aren’t really practiced anymore but I love that we continue this tradition. There’s a sense of togetherness when we get together and that’s what I love. I hope that when I start my family in the future they will be able to say that this would be their favorite tradition.
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
I’d like to say a huge thank you to Erriel JD. You can catch up with her blog here
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