Merry Christmas Eve! I love the night before Christmas. Growing up, we always went to the 11:00 PM candlelight service and then would go home to prepare the Santa goodies and write him a letter or make a puzzle for him to finish! You’re probably thinking – “yeah, you put out some cookies and milk for Santa and then went to sleep.” You, my friends, would be so wrong!
Growing up, my parents always told us that since Santa received milk and cookies at all of the other houses and it was always so cold, we needed to be really nice to Santa and help warm him up. So at our house, we left Santa a glass of bourbon on the rocks with a bowl of roasted peanuts! My grandpa always told me that nothing would warm up Santa better than some whiskey and peanuts so that is what we did! People always looked at us so funny when we would talk about leaving our special Santa treats but we stuck by it and Santa always rewarded us for our thoughtfulness and the warmth we provided him! 🙂 If we decide to have kids, I only hope that one day we can make Christmas as fun for our children as my parents did for my brother and me!