Of what you ask? Christmas Bears. You know the ones you see at Christmas time in Wal-mart, the Snowflake Teddies?
Back in, oh 1994 I believe, when I was 13 years old, I told my mom that I wanted one for Christmas, and I got one. I was SO excited, because I’m a huge traditional Christmas person. And I got one the next year. And the next year. When I married my husband, I informed him of the tradition that he must uphold to get me a Snowflake teddy bear each year.
For a while, he went slightly overboard. One year I got THREE of them because, I think, he couldn’t decide which one to get. Another year I got two. So I finally had to lovingly explain to him that at that rate, the bears would overtake our house.
It is now 2009, and I have 17 bears (and one mouse that my mom THOUGHT was a bear in 1996) that decorate my house at Christmas. These are tossed around my living room and fill every available wall space during Christmas time.
Discussion: What crazy traditions do YOU have?
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