I'm a great fan of traditions. From big celebrations (like the way we celebrate Christmas as a family) to the smaller, insignificant ones (like keeping on the family superstition of never throwing eggshells away before we finish baking). Traditions keep us together and, paraphrasing Saint-Exupéry, they give us something to look forward to. And so it is with a giddy heart that I'm thrilled to start our own traditions, the two of us, since this is, for all intents and purposes, our first Christmas living together. Yay!