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12 Absolute BEST Family Christmas Traditions

  1. Christmas Eve Box

When I was young, our parents would let us open one present on Christmas Eve. My husband doesn’t like that idea because we don’t have many gifts around the tree~ smile~ so we do the Christmas Eve Box. In this large box we place a variety of things such as snacks, drink mixes, a storybook or movie, new pajamas or slippers, or a coupon for a Christmas Eve camp-out in the living room. But one thing we always put in this box is a new game for the family. This year, the game is Forbidden Island. A few games on our wish list are Ticket to Ride, Blokus, and Puerto Rico.


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

One thought on “12 Absolute BEST Family Christmas Traditions

  1. Holy moley! What a coincidence that you should post about that. I actually am doing that idea. I have been buying little toys/games here and there and planning to put them all in one box for our boys. It’s supposed to be a surprise, like last year, although I did it differently last year. I pretended I gave away their presents because they had been naughty and said that the neatly wrapped gifts under the tree were toys for my godchildren and liquor for our wedding godmothers. Needless to say, they were very happy. This year, the toys are a bit less expensive (not that last year were THAT costly), but there are more. So they will smile up to their ears, I know.


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