Part of what makes holidays and life events so special is the emphasis of tradition-- something that happens every holiday, birthday, anniversary, etc. One of our Christmas traditions growing up was recieving a new set of pj's on Christmas Eve! However, one year my mom changed up tradition and didn't get my brother and I a new pair as she thought we were too old, but can I just tell you we were so bummed that year-- despite receiving the things we put on our Christmas list!
A tradition I have added, in addition to new pajamas, is reading a slew of different Christmas themed books up until the day of Christmas. And I have a new one to share with my children this year, "If He Had Not Come" by Nan F. Weeks, and reintroduced by David Nicholson. In the Preface of the book, David Nicholson shares how upon hearing this story in a Sunday School class, the story became a tradition in his own family every Christmas.
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