Christmas Traditions


Do you have any Christmas traditions in your family? We had a couple when I was growing up and now as we have created our own family we have created new ones. Apparently though, my husband doesn’t think we have any! The other day, his colleague asked him if our family had any Christmas traditions. To which he replied that off hand he couldn’t think of any other than going into town on Christmas Eve afternoon and not being able to find any gingerbread men! Yes, that is one, but not an intentional one.

Of course, most of our Christmas traditions have come about because the children started insisting on them. “Oh but we always do it for Christmas”!!!

But some of our traditions have come from our previous generation. The one I most love is the Christmas tree ornament which has been passed down from my in-laws. Every year, as part of your gift box, there was an individualised Christmas Tree ornament. All of my husband’s siblings got the same ornament but with their name and the year on it. When they all moved into their own homes the ornaments followed. So when we had our first christmas tree in our own home we had ornaments from my husbands childhood. Some were even handmade! It was so special to decorate our tree with such precious ornaments.

I have continued this tradition with my own children. Every year, they get an ornament from a special trip we’ve taken.

What does this have to do with diabetes? Last year, my sister-in-law’s family gifted us one such ornament. I have some very special sister in laws, I have to tell you!

Number 1, it’s Lego which is cool anyway. But if you can make it out my Lego persona is a figure wearing a Diabetes UK top. I have no idea where she got it but I think it’s the coolest idea ever!!!


Happy Christmas Everyone! Thank you so much for reading my blog posts and thank you for all the likes and comments. I’ll be back in 2018.