A trip to Vancouver

Traditions

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love Christmas and have always loved Christmas. Growing up was special with the traditions that we did with our family : time spent around the Christmas tree, singing in the midnight mass choirs, french feasts and Christmas buns with cousins.
Now that I have kids of my own, I'm finding it to be so much fun to write our story. Dan and I are tradition makers.
Last year he had the idea of doing 12 days of Christmas as a countdown, and that's something we'll resume this year.
As for my doing, while Dan was away visiting our Josh in London, I stumbled upon a neat idea at Indigo. It's call the Elf on the Shelf.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition [Home]

Basically this little elf is placed somewhere new in the house every night for Willis (and eventually Lucia) to find. Willis will know that he's not allowed to touch the elf but only to talk to him, to tell him his wants and his wishes and each night, the elf with go back to Santa with Willis' secrets. Every morning until Christmas, Willis will wake to a newly placed Elf, which is just as much as fun as the telling the secrets part, if you ask me.

Who knows how this will go over. Perhaps the elf with become one of Lucia's newest chew toys. Maybe I'll spend more time than Willis sitting with the Elf, telling him my secrets. Does it matter? Not really. All I know is that I'm going to do the best I can to create a sense of importance of the holidays and traditions for my kidlets.

The end.

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