Taken from http://heartofthematteronline.com/was-that-the-doorbell/

My second favorite Christmas tradition is our “Christmas Eve Box“. Sometime during the evening of Christmas Eve…our doorbell rings (a fast neighbor…who can run baby run)…we let our kids run to the door…there on the step is a box. It has stickers, stamps and looks like it has traveled far..maybe even across the ocean!

There is a letter attached…usually in a “poem” talking to the kids about their year, blessings upon them for the upcoming year and wishing them a Christmas to remember! It is signed by only saying …”Wishing you a White Christmas“! Now my girls still are very unsure who this is from…my son, I think knows but I won’t give in when he asks…I act as surprised as the kids.

In the box, there are their Christmas pajamas to wear that

night, a Christmas book for each child,a DVD (usually Christmas but not always) and their own Christmas ornament with the year. The ornament usually represents something the child likes or has done that year. It is very special to them and they each have their own collection started.

Traditions are a special way to see Christmas in the eyes of your children… something to give them special memories. It doesn’t have to be the biggest Christmas tree in the “lot” or the finest Christmas china on the table. I have found with my own kids they usually don’t even remember what they received the year before but they can recall minute by minute these simple traditions!Its better than anything you can wrap up in a bow!

Debbie http://shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com/

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