with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
My husband and I established a tradition when our first child was here for his first Christmas. We went to evening service, we tucked him into bed, and then my husband and I sat on the couch to exchange presents. Wine was poured, Christmas music was playing, and we got to have a date night in. We’ve done this every year since. There is the comfort of routine and the quiet of the evening before Christmas morning hits. It is one of my most favorite nights of the year, if not THE most favorite night of the year.
It has come to my attention as of late that some people do not exchange gifts with their spouses at Christmas. I’ve seen posts online, and my husband has told me about people whom we know in town who do not exchange gifts. This does not compute for me, the one who loves our Christmas Eve gift exchange, but I am not wired like everyone else on the planet. (Surprise!)
Do you and your spouse exchange presents at Christmas?
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