Christmas 2008 – Part 1

Now that Christmas is well past, I think it is time to start telling you how Christmas went in our household. Don’t you think so? Because we have so many cool pictures, I am going to break this into quite a long series. There will be at least 6 parts. I hope I don’t bore you too much! πŸ™‚

Each of our children has from a very young age had a blanket that is special to him or her. There are few items in our household that our children can say belong specifically to them, and their special blankets are one of those few. Because these blankets belong to specific children, we are able to use their blankets as identifiers.*

For instance, because of this wonderful heavy snow we have been getting this season, church has been canceled 3 times so far. On those occasions, in order to keep our children in their own space and (somewhat) contained while we had church at home, we had each child sit on his/her special blanket. It worked wonderfully!

Also, it has been a tradition for the last 2 or 3 years for us to set each child’s unwrapped Christmas gifts on his/her special blanket on Christmas morning. This allows the children to know immediately which gifts were intended for whom. Also, since the blankets are spread out, each child has a place set aside to sit on as they look at their stuff!

What do you think of our blanket identification idea? I’m definitely open for more Christmas morning traditions. What are your Christmas traditions or what were your traditions as a child?

* For those of you who might be wondering, I don’t have my children show their blankets as identification, and I really can tell my children apart without the blanket anywhere nearby. Really…I can. πŸ˜€

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