Post # 1
I’m not there yet but I’m wondering how others are mixing holiday traditions with their SO? I’m always amazed at how different every family is and how many different traditions people have. For example, my family does a very formal xmas tree and my FI’s family does a very ecletic tree with lots of tinsels and bubble lights. They don’t mix so what will we do next year when we have our own. Or another example my BM family wears sweats to Thanksgiving day dinner and her FI’s family gets dressed up.
So how have you created your own holiday traditions or mixed your families traditions?
Post # 3
We’re kinda doing a bit of everything. He’s Finnish so it’s traditional to celebrate on the 24th which we are doing at his sisters house in a traditional Finnish way, then on the 25th we are celebrating Christmas the English way 😛
Post # 4
It’s actually more work than I thought it would be! He is used to big family gatherings and me to small intimate ones. So we’re doing Christmas Eve just us and then the big family thing Christmas day. It’s funny, we even differed on stockings! Apparently his mom wraps everything in the stocking, whereas in my family those were the things that weren’t wrapped. So it looks like I”ll be wrapping everything up for his stocking and I told him I don’t want mine wrapped haha.