A different day

When my parents first got married, my maternal grandparents realised there would be a clash of places to be on Christmas Day. So instead of making mum and dad choose between their families or splitting the day in half, my grandparents came up with a family celebration on the Sunday before Christmas.

The tradition has stuck and we’ve celebrated that way ever since.

And it has made life easier as mum’s siblings got partners, too, and then the grandchildren got partners, and people had interstate relatives… Not only does it reduce the stress of Christmas Day, it has allowed us to celebrate together before some went interstate to be with other family.

Works for us, anyway.

4 Responses to A different day

  • Santa's Elf says:

    What sensible grandparents you have! Trying to fit in everyone on Christmas Day can be very stressful so this sounds like a great solution 🙂

  • MissieK says:

    That’s a great idea 🙂

  • Suz says:

    More food for thought – this blog is giving me lots of ideas for making Christmas special again! As my kids are about to find out what partners means for Christmas celebrations, we will start planning how we will manage it…

    • Santa's Elf says:

      Glad to know we’re inspiring you to find a special Christmas for you and your family, Suz. When you decide on your different day, let us know what you’re doing as it may help others.

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