Can we agree that family is at the heart of Christmas? With that thought in mind, it is fitting to promote and encourage togetherness this holiday season. We decided to feature real families in cozy pajamas doing Christmas in their own special way. We hope this inspires you to share your treasures as well. Dads, moms, kids, uncles, aunts, couples, sweethearts, cousins, friends and even the family pet, have all geared up for a great holiday! As you read through these beautiful traditions and greetings, be inspired. Be encouraged. We will also be happy if you would share yours too.
THE MAYCOCK FAMILY
Lights, food, cameras, family, friends , action make for a merry Christmas with the Maycock’s. Traditionally our celebrations begin on Thanksgiving day with the decorating and lighting of our Christmas tree along with a scrumptious thanksgiving feast this starts the Merry in our festivities. For our family Christmas is a time we show appreciation to all who have warmed our home and hearts the year through.
Christmas Eve will find us having lunch at one of Nassau’s finest restaurants followed by baking of gingerbread cookies, singing carols, reading the Christmas story, and watching a Christmas movie as we prepare the house for Santa’s arrival. Christmas morning for us is not only about the gift opening but also a time of family devotions as we share with our children the real meaning of the day, the hope we have and the faith in the perfect gift that was given to us, God's only begotten son.
From our home to yours we wish you a Christ centered Merry Christmas! and May the Peace and hope of this season fill your homes and hearts the whole year through.
THE DILLET FAMILY
Our family loves the holidays. We attend Christmas Eve Mass at Sacred Heart Church with over 50 other extended family members. All family members meet at my husband's aunt after mass to bring in Christmas and celebrate three birthdays. Husband Birthday 23rd and Cousins 24th & 25th. We all sing happy birthday and Christmas carols. While the kids play, we eat ham and drink coffee and egg nog. he kids get presents from family. We leave for home at 1:00am while the kids are asleep.
THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Our family didn’t do matching Christmas pajamas. We did matching tee shirts that said, “Daddy Grinch, Mommy Grinch, Sister and Brother Grinch”. As you can see our picture may not be perfect, but we are okay with that because it captured us in our element.
To us, Christmas is about being together as a family enjoying the presence of each other and reflecting on the year. Rejoicing at how far God has brought us. We get together for dinner, play family games, sing and talk. Three kids under six is always an adventure as I’m sure you can see from the photo!