An Old Tradition
In our family you get two fancy outfits a year: Easter and Christmas. And you wear them any time you need to dress up in-between. (Easter shirts have been known to pop up in Thanksgiving photos.) Not only do you get the basics, but you also get new shoes, stockings or socks, accessories, and sometimes an overcoat. The whole deal, brand spanking new.
This year, in light of our financial hiccups, we’re doing things a little differently.
A New Twist
Instead of Christmas outfits, I opted for Christmas pajamas–old-fashioned white gowns for the girls and plaid flannels for the boys. (Of course a little something for me and the pops.) They cost substantially less than a whole outfit; they’ll look great in Christmas morning photos; and we can wear them almost every night if we want to.
So, what will we wear out in public, for Christmas Eve service and visits with family and friends? We’ll scour our closets for sweaters and khakis for the boys and dresses for the girls. Hubby has some very expensive business suits he rarely wears in his new job. And I’ll hand wash the same beautiful outfit I already own in-between events. Simple [and free] as that.
What ways are you changing some old traditions?