Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Traditions

Every year, for as long as I can remember, we had a Santa pinata on Christmas eve. My mom would paint the face and us kids would help curl strips of paper for the beard. On Christmas Eve, we would take turns, youngest to oldest, hitting the pinata full of candy and one present each from Santa. I've desperately wanted to continue this tradition with my kids but I seriously lack the skills of painting Santa. One year I tried and am still teased about my Santa who looked like Osama bin Laden. Another year I just used a Raley's bag that was already covered in reindeer, better than nothing, right? So this year, when I found this Santa from my mom in the mail, I almost cried! The tradition lives on!!