Ok, since Patience went out of order, so did I!
Day 9: Traditions
We are still forming our own traditions as a family - last year was the first time we had a Xmas tree! Some things have been cleared out, however, e.g. no ham-eaters in our table. Our main course on Xmsa Eve is lasagna and we have vanilla ice cream for dessert. At least the rice porridge in the morning is a "traditional" thing.
We give out presents in "house style": Santa leaves little notes and hints where to find the hidden pressies.
(hidden journalling under the stamped image: "at this point in our lives, we are not quite as serene and peaceful as I'd like us to be, but getting there, maybe"
Day 10: Wrapping presents
Disclaimer: If you are particular about your Christmans presents, the following journalling may cause you some distress.
Oh no, another of my little secrets comes out... I recycle wrapping papers. DD's and DH's presents get the best of the pick and the more crumbled ones go to DD when she wants to wrap up the little pressies she makes.
The few presents that I give to friends get a brown paper with stamped images.
(the little parcels at the bottom of the papers are samples from my collection and the years... oh well, yes I keep papers from 2004...)