WFMW: It's not about the "day"…

Something I learned from FLYlady several years back.

“Ever feel like you just want to spend the holidays with your own family, in your own home, etc? Its not about that one day. Celebrate with your family whenever you get the chance.” – Kelly

Based on that, and our home at the time (much closer to Gramma’s house), we opted to celebrate Thanksgiving on Black Friday, and Christmas on Christmas Eve. It worked for us! The kids had a great time, and no one seemed to notice that it wasn’t “the day” we were supposed to be celebrating.

From 2002 until now, our traditions and celebrations were built around making sure we could get to Gramma & Grampa’s house by a certain time on a certain day. This year, things have changed. We moved a bit further away & Grampa passed away. Therefore, it’s time to change our traditions again. And change is good, no matter how much I hate it.


  1. Laura says:

    This is great advice. There is a lot of pressure to be everywhere at once on a certain day! Remember the “reason for the season(s)” helps take that pressure off! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Jen @ JenuineJen says:

    As I child, we always celebrated Christmas on Chistmas Eve and then went to my grandparents’ house on Christmas Day. I always like Christmas Eve better than Christmas Day because we would eat Steak and Shrimp for dinenr and open all our gifts from under the tree.

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