Spending Christmas in New York for our honeymoon last year sounds like a dream – and for the most part it was. But for a brief moment on Christmas Day, the only place in the world I wanted to be was at home enjoying our own Christmas traditions.
Spending Christmas away from home, especially in another country altogether, starts to just feel like another day. Not being surrounded by your familiar things and doing your familiar traditions can kind of throw the atmosphere. In the US for example, the traditional turkey dinner that we know and love in the UK isn’t really the done thing on Christmas Day (at least it wasn’t in New York) so already one of the biggest traditions that Andrew and I both grew up with, was difficult to recreate.
Heading into our third Christmas together, Andrew and I have already started to establish a number of holiday traditions. I was interested to find out what other couples got up to during the festive season, so I spoke to two of my favourite marriage bloggers.