Here at Chez Depre we have a tradition that I call “tree gifts”.
It started innocently many years ago when I began to tuck/hang small gifts randomly from the tree in the days leading up to Christmas.
These are very small $1-$5 dollar items. Little trinkets. Unique food items even found their way to the tree as we have many ethnic grocery stores to explore in our neck of the woods.
And there are old standbys that brings smiles every appearance. Chocolate is always good. Unique chocolate is sure to bring a smile.
The kids have grown and don’t even reside here but the tree gifts remain. Last year I caught dear son scoping out the tree within moments of his arrival home on Christmas Eve.
And same son brought a bag full of local goodies from his new hometown of Madison for us to enjoy thus cementing that this tradition is bound to continue with the next generation.
During a recent visit to the grocers a unique variety of Toberlone caught my eye. Quickly two bars were added to the basket with the declaration “Tree Gifts” to Paul.
But on the way home a valid point was made that nowadays many of the tree gifts leave with the departing kiddos after the holidays removing the guarantee that we get to “try” the foods too.
“Well” I said “we can always shift these bars to the snack table for all to enjoy.”
What to do…what to do? Tree or Table?
Funny the thought of buying a bar for ourselves never crossed our minds…we will just sneak some of “theirs”.
Do you have a unique to your abode Holiday tradition?
Enjoy the day,