This tradition, which started during World War II, includes the exchanging of books on Christmas Eve. The idea of people across the country curling up with a new book and a hot drink to stave off the darkness of the winter night brings joy to my heart.
I’ve been impatiently waiting to unwrap this book gifted to me by my sister, since Christmas morning is when we normally open gifts. But this year, I think I’m going to join Iceland in opening my book on Christmas Eve. That way, I’ll welcome Christmas morning with an extra wide smile.
How about you? Are there any new traditions you’re giving a try this year?