Holiday Traditions and Sears!
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Time for familia, tamales, menudo and loteria. That is what Navidad is for me. Getting together with my family and playing games and laughing until there are tears running down my face, that is what Christmas times is all about. When I was younger, my mom and dad and everyone else would make us wait until midnight, on the 24th, to open presents. My cousin and I would almost always get the same gifts. It was as if we were twins and what she got, I got. What I got, she got. From pajamas to coats, it was all the same year after year.
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Gladly, that tradition has now been passed down to my daughter and her cousin. They are about a year apart and now, what my daughter gets, her cousin gets. They both love the same thing and generally have the same sense of style. This is why Sears is the place to shop for little girls who love to be comfortable in their clothes. Trust me, it’s more funner when you’re the adult in this situation. I sure didn’t think it was cute when my cousin and I both dressed the same, but I think it’s adorable with my daughter and her prima!
Food plays an essential part in our get-togethers. There hasn’t been a Christmas in which my mom hasn’t made a big ‘ole pot of menudo, dozens and dozens of tamales in all sorts of flavors and delicious treats and sweets to last us a whole year. My mom has always been a huge fanatic of pots and pans. The more the merrier, in her opinion.
Gifts galore! That is what the kids call Christmas. My kids are super blessed during this time of year. And for that, I am truly grateful. Whatever your traditions entail, remember that familia is everything. Dedicate time and memories to them, not only during this special time of the year, but all throughout 2015 and beyond.
It truly is the best present of them all.
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!