The traditional Santa Hat picture is one of those annual traditions that my kids don’t know they love yet. Ever since AJ’s first Christmas, I’ve lined the kids up, stuck Santa hats on their heads, and made them smile for the camera. OK, I take that back. Not even I can make my kids smile on command. But every year, until they are living on their own and not home at Christmas time, I will make them do it.
Someday they will thank me.
This year, we didn’t take the traditional picture until New Year’s Eve, when we were putting away all of the Christmas decorations. I had wanted to take this year’s photo on the beach, but I didn’t bring all of the hats to Florida. No matter where it’s taken, or what the kids are wearing, I love looking back to see how much they’ve grown and changed year to year.
Do you have any similar traditions?
(gotta love the enthusiasm!)
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