This is a touchy subject. So many people have differing views on Santa, whether or not to 'do Santa', what Santa should bring, and so forth.
Here's what Santa does at our house:
Since Libby was born, Santa has brought three gifts to our house.
We do this for several reasons:
1. My kids are two toys away from being spoiled rotten. Between their aunt and uncle and two sets of grandparents, they neither need or want for anything.
2. As the kids get older, their Christmas lists are bound to get more expensive. If we've always done three gifts, they will never feel like they're getting less when their gifts one day cost more.
3. The best reason: Baby Jesus got three gifts. By giving our girls three gifts, we help relate Christmas at our house to Christmas in Bethlehem.
Our girls know they are getting three, and Libby loves relating this to Jesus.
We usually break it down into three categories: something big, something educational (games, books, puzzles, etc.), and something they want.
Santa also brings stockings, in case you were wondering.
And this, my friends, is my favorite thing my family does each year.
On Christmas Day, we celebrate with Lee's parents, and while his dad is a top-notch cook, this is our dessert of choice each year. Not only do we eat birthday cake, but we also sing.
Favorite. tradition. ever.
What are some of YOUR favorite family Christmas traditions?
I'd love to hear....
Only two more days. Are all of your presents wrapped? If so, please feel free to come on over and help me wrap mine. I'll be watching Elf and sipping hot chocolate if that's any motivation....
Happy Friday to you and you and you.