Our Christmas tradition is a pre-Christmas date! We are blessed to have a great deal of family close by, which suggests our presence on Christmas Day tends to be in high need (especially now that we have kids!). To ensure that we still get time as just our instant family to commemorate, we began the custom of a Christmas Date. Though it might look different this year (we are requiring to be a little more artistically penny-wise this Christmas), our Christmas Date generally includes a brunch at a distinct café, followed by a trip to a book shop where we each choose a brand-new book. From there we typically drop the kids off at the grandparents’ house and my husband and I go see a film and get supper out afterward. It’s been a terrific tradition, and we love the time it provides us for just our household!