I've already purchased several things for Charley for Christmas. And I've sent Santa a list on her behalf for some of the other things I think she'd like. But one of the things I purchased for Charley this year is this Melissa and Doug puzzle.
And then yesterday, I was thinking about traditions within my own family. I realized that my parents, or, um, Santa has given us a puzzle for Christmas every single year for as long as I can remember. I think it was sort of their way of continuing to shop in the toy section every year even when we'd outgrown that section of the store.
Back when I was in school and had those glorious weeks off after Christmas I would always assemble my puzzle then. Now that I'm an adult and days off are hard to come by, I usually use New Year's Eve or New Year's Day as my puzzling day.
|New Year's Day 2010. Salsarita's, my phone and a puzzle sounds like a perfect day to me!|
Do you have a gift tradition like this one? Maybe the repeat gift every year in your family is beef jerky or a tin of popcorn or a fuzzy steering wheel cover? Tell me! I love hearing about other's traditions!