Spending the weekend packing up 2015 and all the holiday gear. I gave up a long time ago on trying to be one of those Pinterest-esque moms that go all out for the holidays, with their over the top decorating, holiday craft and cookie sessions with their kids. I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in 20 or more years. Been a long, long time since I crafted perfectly decorated sugar cookies…well, maybe I never really did that ever.
But in looking it all over this year, we do have a couple of traditions that I truly treasure and am pretty proud of if I do say so myself.
First off are the nutcrackers. On my son’s first Christmas my dad sent him a set of nutcrackers. He sent another set the following year. At some point we decided we would continue this yearly tradition for him and as he approaches his 23’rd birthday, there are now 22 nutcrackers in all. My dad passed this year but my son has a little piece of him in his collection….