If you have a large family at Christmas, then this post is for you. The bigger the family, the more love and fun you have to share, right?
If you have a large family and it’s Christmastime, then perhaps your Christmas looks like this:
If you have a large family at Christmas, then someone will have to travel to be with the family. This year it was us. Brian and I celebrated Christmas morning 4 days early so that we could see my extended family on Christmas Day. We exchanged our presents and then packed our bags and began the long journey to my childhood home. We drove through rain but thankfully not snow. And we weren’t the only ones. Other family members were on the road too. Hundreds of miles driven, so that we could all be home for a few days at the same time.
If you have a large family at Christmas, then you’ll have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season together. We got to see a light and music show with my sister and be a part of the midnight Christmas Eve service at my parent’s church. You won’t just pick one activity, you’ll do it all. The more, the merrier, right?
If you have a large family at Christmas, then you won’t mind crowding into one house on Christmas day as long as you are together. Young cousins who haven’t seen each other in a while will shyly wave at each other from behind mommy, then not ten minutes later race around the house happily playing together. (I believe it was Home Alone at Papa’s house this year.) You’ll have more food than you can eat and continuously run out of forks. You’ll have your pick of games to play with various cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and siblings. If you’re lucky, your nephew might even mistake his great uncle for Santa Clause and climb up on his lap with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen. The house will be bursting at the seams with not only people, but love.
If you have a large family at Christmas, then you’ll always have a child to play with, or a loved one to visit with. My family was all together this year at Christmas and that was wonderful. I have two sisters and we all live very far away from each other so being together all at once is extremely special. If you have a large family at Christmas then you will be sure to spend a lot of time just being together. Making sure your family knows how much they mean to you. You’ll share your fears and joys.
If you have a large family at Christmastime, then you know you won’t be all together as often as you like, but when you are together, you’ll be making memories that will last you all through the coming months, until you are together again.
It’s safe to say that Brian and I had a wonderful first Christmas together, both with just the two of us, my family, and his. Having a large family at Christmas is the best and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.