Picking our schedule was simple: it was important to us to be on the same schedule as Brendan's sister, Annie, who also does the holiday switch with her husband's family as well, so last year, our holiday switch schedule began.
Thus, on odd years, we'll do Thanksgiving with Brendan's family and Christmas with mine, and on even years, we do Thanksgiving with my family and Christmas with his. Of course, soon they'll both be "our families" ;)
So, this year will be my first Christmas in Connecticut and my first away from my own family, and I couldn't be more excited. We feel like the holiday switch is a good solution for now. Plus, our friends that do the holiday split claim it can be detracting, distracting, and exhausting having to go back and forth, whereas the holiday switch allows us to enjoy the holiday and the family we're spending it with. So how do you do the holidays? The split, the switch, or something else?
Either way, we hope you're ready: 16 days until Christmas!
<3 S, B, L&Z