Do you have a Christmas tradition?
We do, it started many years ago at Nanny and Poppy Lymer's house.
Here is a snippet from the 80's
This is my Christmas story.
Nan & Pop Lymer were care takers of a local high school, they lived in a home on the school grounds. As kids, on weekends we had the entire school as our backyard, gym equipment, stage with piano, rope swings, science rooms, tennis courts, pool. You have to understand that as kids we thought Nan and Pop lived in a palace - the place was awesome.
Each year we had our Family Christmas at Nan and Pop's about a week before the BIG day. The night before they would hang a stocking for each of the Grandchildren. The two of them must of had a direct line to Santa because each year he would remember to come and visit their place early.
Anyway, every year after our big Christmas lunch Pop would get a phone call from the neighbours letting him know there were big kids in the school ground that were not supposed to be there and he would have to go off to work and police the school grounds.
It was about this time each year (the Big man himself) Santa!! would knock at the door to come and visit me, my Brother and Cousins. We even got to sit on his knee and have our photo taken. Santa would stay a while and hand out presents and Christmas stockings and then say goodbye.
Moments later Pop would come walking back in the house to a room full of excited children. I can't believe poor Pop missed seeing Santa EVERY year.
I think once my cousin Nick commented that Santa even wore the same aftershave as Pop, wow - how cool is that?
I love Christmas.
Now we are older and have little ones of our own we go to Mum & Dad's (the next generation Nanny & Poppy Lymer) for lunch.
Nan and Pop hang a Christmas stocking for the three Granddaughters and Christmas Eve Santa stops by and fills the stockings with little gifts.
Check out the swatchamacallit - I used the mini gnoma-claus fabric for the lining and my favorite snowflakes for the outer, I guess that makes them reversible.
I went a little stitch happy.
Five drawstring bags for three girls.
that means leftovers
They sure look sweet hanging there waiting for Christmas Eve.
The girls love them, and are most excited to see mini gnoma-claus inside.
I am thinking they might even double as pyjama bags or library bags in the New Year.
Mines the blue one Santa.
I love Christmas.