I find a lot of comfort in doing the traditional, but with facebook, blogging and emails most of my friends and family know what’s going on in my life so doing a Christmas letter seems sort of like telling the same story over and over. And, isn’t this what we tend to do as we get older? 🙂
We’ve also changed gift giving the last few years. One year everything had to be hand made (I’ve mentioned this before and how much fun it was) and for the past three years the adults have drawn names and in addition we have a white elephant gift exchange. I really enjoy this new (for us) tradition.
So for us we are thankful for all the beautiful memories of Christmas past and are making new ones in Christmas present. One thing that hasn’t changed is the love of family and friends. We may change the menu (though not much), gift giving (though not for the little ones), decorating (there are so many beautiful things out there to add to our collections), but the people in our life give Christmas and all year meaning.
Wishing the spirit of this Holiday for you no matter where and how you celebrate it.