At our house this year, we had Christmas morning on the evening of December 16th. This was mainly because it was the last night my parents were visiting and giving gifts is much better when you can see the look on the recipient’s face as they open their presents. Plus, the more the merrier. To begin the ceremony, my father announced the system our family has used for as long as I can remember to inform the three first-time participants, Marga, Belén, and Nora.
The youngest family member able to do so shall pull gifts from the tree one by one, announcing who each one is from and to, and deliver it to its recipient. The recipient shall thereby open the gift while everyone watches and thank the giver. Repeat until there are no more presents under the tree, whilst trying to alternate recipients as much as possible.
This year, the youngest able present distributor was Belén. It just so happened that we had a perfect hat for her to wear throughout the ceremony.
After all, Belén’s name means Bethlehem. You can’t get much more Christmasier than that!
I got a book called The Geeks’ Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People.
Marga got a Bobo Glove…
Nora got a cool book called Where’s The Bone?, which involves moving a bone around into various scenes. The book is made of cloth, which makes a lot of sense at her age.
Marga got a Toddler Owner’s Manual. That should come in very handy!
The full set of all eighty photos is available on Flickr. What a magical time of year!