- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I am writing this post in a follow up to my freak out about 3 weeks ago about having to blend holiday traditions. I have since grow and realize that I was being unrealistic. This being said I am reaching out to the Bee’s to help me see how you have worked with your FH on blending family traditions.
If you did read my other post or don’t remember my family has always celebrated Christmas on Christmas morning. I have an 8 year old son and Christmas is filled with about a billion tradtions on when to open presents, how to get ready for bed on Christmas eve, and what we do for Santa.
FH family celebrates on Christmas eve around 5 or 6 with dinner and then open presents for several hours. They normally do nothing on Christmas.
His family has agreed to not do any stocking until Christmas morning so my son will still have that but the other things I have pretty much caved on and feel kind of mixed on. I don’t expect his family to change that would be shelfish but I am trying to look forward to when we have another baby or two and how do we celebrate Christmas as a family. I am big on Holiday traditions and how can we blend so every year has many of the same elements? We have to travel 3 hours to his family and 18 hours to my family so we can’t just go to our house after dinner.
What have you done?
ETA: don’t mind my spelling errors…opps I guess I should have proof read.