Happy Friday folks!!! For some of you, this is the last day of work or school before a lengthy holiday break. I’m sure you are thrilled!! For me, it’s just another Friday, but I am excited to be having a special person coming to visit this weekend. My brother-in-law!!! Also known as Tio Victor. Rosalyn is going to be ecstatic when she sees her Tio and I’m sure he is so excited to see her and meet his new nephew. He’ll be staying with us through the holidays and I’m really glad to have him. I haven’t seen him in over a year.
Everybody has their own special traditions that they have either with their family and friends or something they might do every year by themselves. Here is my personal list of Christmas Traditions.
I never had a real Christmas tree as a kid. Well, at least I don’t remember having one. My mom had a beautiful artificial tree that we put up every year. And I never thought we were deprived by not having a real one, but when my hubby and I got together, he’d only ever had real Christmas trees, so going to buy a tree quickly became a new tradition for me. This year we all went as a family to pick out a tree. Then we spent the evening decorating it while listening to Christmas music. It turned out pretty good too!
So this is a new one for me and my entire family. I realize this is a fairly new concept and that it’s not entertained by everybody – some find it to be creepy, but I love what it has brought to our household every morning. In that excitement, joy and curiosity in my daughters eyes, I find a little piece of my own childhood. I become giddy every morning as she pans through each room searching for him. And the treats that he brings, only magnifies that joy tenfold. It’s a special season and I wanted so badly to adopt a special tradition with my children. In the years to come, I’ll look forward to a naughty elf, but for now, he remains quite well mannered and usually perched up high so as to not become a temptation for little fingers.
Usually the giver selects a special gift to be unwrapped on the Eve of Christmas. The night is filled with so much excitement with Christmas morning so close. Opening only one gift is like a little teaser to the next day’s events. So much fun!
This year I’m running the Say No To Drugs Holiday 10k. But there are so many Christmas themed runs and walks this time of year. And what other excuse will you have for dressing up like an elf, reindeer, santa claus, etc….
I have always worn some style of Christmas socks, but over the past two years, I’ve experienced the maximum benefit of wearing my compression Christmas socks, especially after my long runs. They keep me toasty warm and help speed my recovery. I especially like these new ones from Procompression.
What Holiday Traditions do you have?
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