This year I determined not to carry out the Santa Clause routine. Also, I broke with the traditional hanging of the Stockings. Why? It for me was just more "stuff" to stuff inside. We have plenty. They didn't miss them one bit. Santa will be a bit more difficult to ignore because nearly everyone wants to know what he's brought them. People will probably think I'm destroying the "magic" for them. I just want them to have faith not magic.
Michaela taking her Nana's presents to her on Christmas Eve. She was beside herself in anticipation of a few surprises, though she had placed her orders weeks ago. There were a few things she didn't know about. She was thrilled.