Top five Childers' traditions (with adult kids)
We love to go out for coffee, which always leads to much talking and laughing.
We have a tradition of enjoying coffee together (when we are on the same continent) on RED CUP DAY, which is the first day that Starbucks switches to red Christmas cups.
We have lots of favorite coffee spots in Chicago ~ Starbucks, Ipsento, Letizzias, Intellegetcia, Metropolis, Julius Meinl ...
Because we spent so many summers in Europe with Royal Servants, we all love anything that reminds of those crazy fun times.
Chicago has a great Christkindlmarket ... beautiful German ornaments, bratwurst, and delicious mulled wine in a commemorative ceramic boot.
We have a lot of favorites and with our schedules we have trouble seeing them all together, but we try. White Christmas, A Season for Miracles, All I Want for Christmas, Little Women, A Christmas Story ...
Our family enjoys going to church together. At Christmastime we love ... the music, the decorations, the Advent wreath, The Lessons and Carols and the beautiful candlelit Christmas Eve service. (And our church has a coffee shop ... winning combo for the Childers' family.)
Dave and I both come from large families. We cherish the holidays that we have all been together, but most often it is "just us." And there is something sweet and simple about that.
When my parents lived in the Philippines, my mom always said, "I can picture just what you are doing on Christmas day ... enjoying good food, good movies, good books, and good conversation."
We enjoy being together.
What are some of your favorite traditions?
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