Growing up we had a tradition on Christmas Eve of getting to open a present:) It stirred up much anticipation in our little hearts and gave us a taste of what the next day held for us. What a great way to build up the big day of celebrating Christ's birth!
This year, I am making two videos -- one with 40 of our favorite Ike pictures and one with 40 of our favorite Kate pictures:) At Cosco.com, they have photo center where you can make videos quite simply and they put your pictures to a song. It's $14.99 for the first video and $9.99 for any duplicate copies. They make a nice dvd case for it as well:)
Anyway, these are going to be our Christmas Eve gifts and if they enjoy them, I'm going to make these a Christmas Eve tradition. We are going to put the kids down for bed early, pop up some popcorn, call them back out of bed to open their presents! When they are older, I'll do a scavenger hunt so they can search for their gift;)
This morning Ike made his Christmas box. I'm going to date the bottom of it, and it's going to reappear every year with his Christmas Eve gift. I'm making one for Kate too.