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Lara Sue (sister in law married to #1): I remember showing up at the house in Franklin one year and Emily was MAD at Erin because she kept not letting her do something. Then on Christmas morning Emily opened Erin’s gift and it was a WHOLE bunch of doll clothes and furniture and such. All of a sudden Emily was Erin’s best friend. I thought it was so neat the Erin had put that much work into Emily’s gift, and that Emily, once she saw the gift, knew how much work it had taken.
I also remember the Christmas, early on in my history with y’all, we were at the beach. It was the day after Christmas and the girls all went out and found a cross-stitch store. They had $5 grab bags that were stapled shut in just brown paper bags. Every one of us ended up getting one and we had such fun opening them up and seeing what was in them. It was like a mini-Christmas all over again.
I remember those years that we hid things in each others stockings, and asked Mom if we could sleep in the living room with the Christmas Tree lights on weeks before Christmas Day even came.
Traditions are those things that make the time special and meaningful and easy for you and your loved ones to remember what is most important and what really is just fluff. Thanks for all the great Christmas memories folks. They have made me who I am.