Christmas memories

12 Dec

This time of year always makes me feel nostalgic. I think back to Christmas mornings as a little girl, when I’d wake up and know that there were presents waiting for me under the tree. I’d creep down the stairs and peek into the living room to see all the beautifully wrapped packages. Those mornings always felt so magical.

Even though I’m older, I still cherish the Christmas traditions that I loved as a little girl. Every Christmas Eve my family attends Midnight Mass, my favorite mass of the year. The church always looks so lovely, and after we leave it feels like Christmas has officially arrived. When we get home, my siblings and I get to open our first present, and it’s always new pajamas. I love falling asleep in new pj’s, knowing I’ll wake up to Christmas.

And finally my favorite tradition, but certainly  not the last, is our ornaments. Every year my Mom buys each of us a new ornament. She says when we leave home some day, we’ll have ornaments to put on our trees. I think this is such a cute tradition, and I hope to continue it when I have children of my own.

{little figure skater}

{cute penguins}

{my first ornament}

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?

3 Responses to “Christmas memories”

  1. andy1076 12/12/2011 at 8:52 pm #

    I think you covered all of the favorite things i enjoy about the Christmas holiday, if i was to add one more though? it would be the part where i have a great time opening presents with my daughter! great post! :) :)

    • maryjospletzer 12/12/2011 at 8:55 pm #

      Thank you! Spending Christmas morning with your family is always the best :-)

      • andy1076 12/12/2011 at 9:00 pm #

        There’s nothing like it :) :)

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