Hello Charmers and welcome to this week´s (highly overdue!) post. Now I know I´ve neglecting my blog, which is something that I do not like AT ALL, but I´m back and without further ado let´s get down to business: It´s officially December and with it comes my favorite time of the year not only because its Christmas but because it's my birthday as well. Because of this my family and I have certain traditions that I would like to share with you all!
As I previously mentioned my birthday is also in December, to be more specific on December 9th which is why that my first family tradition is that the Christmas tree has to be up before that date, which usually means that our Christmas tree is up around the last week of November and the first of December. My Christmas is very child-like and it's usually decorated with a lot of plush toys and twinkle lights and I probably won't ever grow out of that phase and honestly, that's okay because Christmas is all about that childish wonder.
My second tradition revolves around the Advent Crown, which is usually made and lit on the first advent Sunday, now this is a more recent tradition since I was the one who suggested a few years back but it has become just as an important part of our family traditions. Thirdly is the making of the Hallacas, as many of you know I´m from Venezuela and Hallacas is like the most know Christmas dish along with Potato and Chicken salad, Ham and Pernil. In my family, Hallacas are usually made around December 16-20 and my whole family gathers around to make them.
Now comes my favorite part: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. When I was little we used to have Dinner on the 24th and then I went to bed to wait for Santa (obviously!) but when I grew the tradition shifted and now we have dinner, we stay up till midnight, we open one gitf and the others are opened in the morning so we still keep a bit of the magic of when I was little with the grown-up boring stuff(shh, dont say I said that!)
Lastly is New Year´s Eve, this is by far my favourite tradition because we spend it the beach, my family has beach house and ever since I was little I loved spending new years eve at the beach with my family and neighbours, however in recent years we have had to spend it in the city but that doesn't mean that is any less special.
So here they are, my Christmas family traditions, I hope you enjoy them and I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my life. If you want to leave your comments below with some of your family traditons and maybe I'll make a post about them!
Until next week Charmers, XOXO!