This Blog is pleased to join with other GeneaBloggers around the world in presenting this Advent Calendar over the next 24 days leading up to the Christmas celebration - a different topic each day. We will attempt to post on each of the topics. Our invitation continues to be open to other writers to join us here with your comments (See Nov 29, Dec 5, Dec 12, and Dec 19 posts here - laber 'Advent Calendar' - for the topics; or the link in the title, here).
As with many families, about our only 'other tradition' is alternating celebration Christmas day with one side of the family or another. In our early married years, it was a question of being with my folks or my wife's folks for the holiday. On the far end of married life, now, this is determined bases on the grandkids, in Austin, and whether it is "our year" to be there Christmas day, or, "the other grandparents" year... and we then alternate with New Years Day, as well. This is the one holiday that the two grandkids and their family do not travel. Actually works out quite well, for the most part.
Families are Forever! ;-)