Today is Sept. 1and it is the start of the "BER" months. What Christmas family Christmas tradition would you like your kids to keep and share with their children?
Here in Manila, as soon as it hits September, it is the start of the Christmas season. Malls will start putting up the Christmas decors and you will hear Christmas carols everywhere. In the radio, pipe in music in the elevator of the hotels, your office, etc. Even the streets will be decorated with Christmas lights. That's how early we spend Christmas in our country.
In our family, it is a tradition to give gifts to every member of the household. At the strike of midnight, we start opening our gifts. When we were young (I have 6 siblings and I'm the 7th) we love getting gifts (of course), usually we have a gift from our parents and SANTA, Yes, that is correct, from good ol' Santa :-). We really expect a gift from him because a few days before Christmas, we wrote him a letter to ask what we want for Christmas. My parents will hide the gifts from us and will not let us out of our rooms because Santa might not come if he sees us awake.
This is the family Christmas tradition that we still practice until now. So just imagine, since we are 7 in the family, all of my nieces and nephews will receive 7 gifts from their parents and uncle/auntie. Then another one from Santa :-).
Share with me your family Christmas tradition that you like your kids to continue.