Our team is going home for the holidays! Over the next few weeks, each Fishhooker will be reminiscing about our favorite traditions and memories that take place during the Christmas season. We hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane! Merry Christmas!
Lindsay: As a kid, we’d go to South Carolina every year to celebrate with my mom’s side of the family. It was always an adventure getting there (traffic, weather, sickness, etc.) - one year the car top carrier even flew off the station wagon! But once we arrived, we enjoyed being with all our cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents we only saw once a year.
Evan: Every Christmas morning, before the kids were allowed to come downstairs to see the tree and presents, all five of us would gather on our queen-size bed, open our stocking gifts, and eat oranges. This tradition came from my wife’s family and is a holdover from days when there wasn’t a 365 day, fully stocked produce section of the supermarket, so an orange in December was a big deal. So even though our kids this Christmas will be 16 years and older, we’ll still be in our bed Christmas morning with our oranges.
Leah: When the first week of December came, our fourth grader got up and said, “Mom, it’s December 1,” and then ran downstairs! Our family has an Advent box for the month of December that contains 25 little compartments/doors for each day leading up to Christmas. Each day our daughters open a new door (for the corresponding date) to see what little surprise/treat is waiting for them. It’s a fun way to anticipate Christmas as a family!
If you missed part 1 of our series, click here and see what Lydia, Shayla and I love about Christmas!
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