For as long as I can remember, I have always received the same two-part gift on Christmas Eve. A pair of crisp new Christmas pajamas and a Christmas book. I don’t know where this tradition came from, but I know that I my parents have been doing this for my sister and I since we were born.
When I was little we would open our PJs and story, put out the milk and cookies to wait for Santa (along with carrots for the reindeer), write Santa Claus a letter and then settle in bed while our mother read us our new books. This is a tradition that I have lived with for twenty one years, and it will live on with my future children.
So why am I telling you all of this super-personal tradition stuff? Well, because TODAY marks two days before Christmas Eve…the eve that I receive brand new pajamas and a Christmas read. I have been doing a little PJ hunting, and I have found ten pairs that are super cute for this holiday (and some are even on sale…you’re welcome).
Snowman Fleece / Snowy Mittens Jersey PJs / Jasmine & Ginger Stripe / Dotted Christmas PJs / Chevron Waffle Knit / Poinsettia Microfleece PJs
These cute pairs are all under $50 and super comfortable. Dillard’s seems to be the main place to get Christmas-themed pajamas and quite frankly, I am loving all of them. I really love flannel, but sometimes it can get a little hot under the covers and cotton is what you need to stay the perfect temperature…
If you are willing to spend a tad more on pajamas (I mean, Christmas Eve is a special night…), then spring for these because not only are they well made, great quality and super comfortable…they look amazing too! Personally, my favourite pair is the red tartan to the very right – very Christmasy, aren’t they?
However, pajamas are pajamas…
My parents always seem to find the perfect pair that fit the year…one year it’s classic red tartan, the other it’s a big fuzzy penguin onesie. What is important is the tradition and meaning of it all!
SO WHAT ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS READ?
I didn’t forget about the book…never. So that is why I am featuring a few of my favourite Christmas reads (the classics) as well as a few that are on my Christmas book wishlist:
I love a good Christmas tradition and in a couple of days, I am going to have more memories made with my family, and another traditional Christmas Eve to talk about!