Christmas Is For Kids
He’s 5 years old, and he began eyeing Christmas decorations in October.
He can’t wait to put up the tree and hang an ornament from every branch (less isn’t more, in his opinion). And before the first snow falls, he’s ready to help his dad string lights around the pine trees in our front yard. My oldest definitely has the Christmas spirit, and he’s helped guide many of the traditions our family has adopted to celebrate the holidays.
This issue is full of readers sharing traditions of their own. On page 10, Helen Callaghan and her family start the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving by trekking out to the country in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Shirley Barberic teams up with her mother and sister to bake cookies (page 52). And, on page 64, Jay Ingerson recalls his mother’s habit of giving him an extra gift every year. Who wouldn’t love that?
Working on the Christmas issue is always a gift to me. We start it months before the holidays begin, so it helps me plan ahead and make the most of the time I have with my family. I hope this issue inspires you to do the same. From all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Marija Andric, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org