Every Christmas my family packs our car up to the roof with gifts and snow gear then drives up to Ohio to spend the holiday with family. I look forward to this little road trip of ours every year…eight hours in the car with your family might seem like a nightmare to some, but around this time of year, it truly feels magical.
One of my family traditions for Christmas is that we always open presents with my Mom’s side of the family on Christmas Eve. My Grandmother is Polish, and she tells us that it is a Polish tradition, but of course my Grandpa tries to take credit and says it’s an Italian tradition. Wherever it originated, it's always fun getting to open presents before anyone else. My family also consists of a couple of jokesters, so Dirty Santa is another tradition of ours. I once got a beautifully wrapped roll of toilet paper. Thanks, Uncle Matt...
Whatever your family's tradition, or if you have no tradition at all, this holiday season is a great time to spend with loved ones (this is me and my sister in the pic). Wishing everyone a merry, merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year!