Christmas Traditions That Can Never Die
I remember my very first Christmas as a single mom. Faith was 3 years old. I was quite nervous about how I was going to make this all work.
At this point I was working at the Hastings on Georgia as a Guest Service Manager. It was an exciting but scary time of my life. I had a new career and new responsibilities.
All the responsibilities were on me now. Buying and assembling all the toys was really a scary thought for me.
I remember that Hasting's had a very awesome employee discount, so as a single mom I took advantage of that.
I bought these two stuffed animals. One is a reindeer and one is a Christmas bear. It became my tradition that I left those two animals out on the kitchen table and when Santa came his job (among many) was to leave these two friends with Faith before he left.
Faith would wake up Christmas morning with these two in her bed. So she knew Santa Claus had come to pay her a visit. She would come running to my room all excited to show me that Santa left her friends again for her.
It's one of those traditions that even to this day I get those two out of storage. They will appear Christmas Eve when Santa comes to visit. I don't care how old my daughter gets. I hope one day she continues this with her own family.