One tradition that has started in my immediate family (parents and siblings) is about the presents underneath the tree. As we were young and looked under the Christmas tree and see how many presents did I get, it got crazy. For one of us would say,"Oh I got 10 presents and someone else got 3 presents." It took the fun out of it and realized there has to be a better way of concealing of how many presents one person received. So to change that we have made up fake names
- Disney Princess (Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, etc.)
- Sounds (Pow, Bang, Zing, etc.)
- Animals ( Cat, Dog, Zebra, etc.)
- Numbers (1,3,4, etc.)
- Harry Potter (Harry, Ron, Draco, etc.)
- School Subjects (Math, Science, History, etc.)
This year we are using names of Book Authors. So we have a total of 13 names to sort out. My mom and my sister is in control and makes a list of who is who so we keep everyone straight and don't open the wrong present for someone else. We have done it for so many years now I don't remember when we first started it. We try to not repeat a topic that we have already done in the past.
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