I wasn’t going to sew Christmas pajamas two years ago. Until my children heard about it. They were actually speechless. Aghast. Appalled. Couldn’t IMAGINE a world in which they didn’t launch into bed on Christmas Eve wearing new handmade pajamas.
We work hard not to go (too far) overboard for Christmas, to the point that we only get our children two gifts each. We stuff their stockings full, though, and I personally love the tradition of wrapping new pajamas and opening them on Christmas Eve. It makes for a nice preview, and for snappier Christmas-morning photographs. Side benefit: since we have grown even more fond recently of giving gifts that are experiences over items–our children have gotten tickets for family trips the past three years, and will again this December 25–they can take their jammies with them when we travel, and have a little home comfort while we’re away.