Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Holiday Switch

Many of our coupled friends do the holiday split every year, in which, they share both Thanksgiving and Christmas with both of their families. As Brendan's family and mine live nearly 2,000 miles apart, we knew the holiday split would never be an option for us. So instead, we opted for the holiday switch, in which we spend Thanksgiving with one family, Christmas with the other, and then switch which holiday we spend with which family the following year. 

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 

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