Day 18: Christmas Book
“When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,”
~ The Night Before Christmas
I am a lover of traditions. Maybe that is why I loved my college so much because it is filled with traditions. I have wanted to create a tradition at Christmas for as long as I could remember and though to my ongoing want of traditions none really sticked. You could blame me, the many moves, or the fact that we never did Christmas the same every year. That my friends is a tradition. There was one thing that stayed the closest to a tradition and that was reading the book The Night Before Christmas. We have a beautiful old book that we have had since I was little and I really wanted to share that with you guys but it is at home with my mom and brother so I grabbed a beautifully illustrated one from Barnes and Noble.
I don’t know what it is about this book but we read it every Christmas Eve and then we would call it a night and go to bed while secrets were being done around the house. It kinda stopped after my parents divorced but it is a tradition I think of often and I hope to implement in my family’s Christmas one day.