* * * UPDATE! * * *
Congrats to readers Laura and Holly, who each one a set of pajamas from Sara’s Prints! And don’t forget: Sara’s Prints is offering a 15% off discount to our readers using the code HAPPIEST at checkout, so you can get all the kids a pair.
One of my secrets of holiday happiness is keeping traditions limited to a handful that are easy to manage and fun for everyone. But no matter how much we scale back, one thing happens every year – our Christmas Eve pajama/family gift tradition.
It goes like this: every Christmas Eve, after we return from church services and an annual post-church pizza dinner with my brother and his family, we unwrap just a few gifts from under the tree: holiday pajamas, a treat (usually chocolate-drizzled popcorn from a shop downtown) and a family activity, like a board game or puzzle.
As the kids run upstairs to put on their new jammies, I make cocoa and set up the game. We then play a round or two in our PJs, checking in frequently with the NORAD Santa Tracker, until it’s time for all the young folk to scurry off to bed and for Jon and I to start the preparations.
I love our PJ tradition! It’s cozy and snuggly and when the kids get up in the morning, they all look cute and put-together for photos (which is way more than we could say on a typical morning.)
Usually, I’d just buy the kids’ pajamas from Target or whatever we happened to be, but this year my friend Jessica asked if she could send me some cute holiday PJs on behalf of her client, Sara’s Prints.
I was so impressed by the Sara’s Prints pajamas! First of all, they’re adorable. In addition to the holiday PJs I got for the three younger kids, pictured above, Clara received a set of horse PJs (with a detachable tail!), a Chevron striped set and a ruffled pink-and-white striped nightgown, which she thinks is so comfy she sometimes – shh – hangs out in them all day. Who could blame her for dozing off while watching PBS Kids?
In addition to being cute and comfy as can be, the pajamas are really well-made. The fabric is thick and soft, and the PJs are generously sized and sturdy. Clara’s nightgown keeps her legs well covered and there’s plenty of room to grow.
And now here’s the good news for you:
Sara’s Prints has generously offered to give two lucky readers a pair of kids’ pajamas!
To win, just leave a comment below (one comment per person, please!) and you’ll be automatically entered to win. I’d love to hear about your favorite holiday traditions.
And if holiday PJs aren’t already a part of your tradition, why not create a pajama tradition of your own this year ? Sara’s Prints is offering a 15% off discount to our readers using the code HAPPIEST at checkout, so you can get all the kids a pair.
Here are the official rules. Good luck!
Entry Rules: The contest will run until 10 PM EST on Friday, December 13, and we’ll randomly pick a winner on Saturday, December 14. Winners will be notified by email, so you must leave a valid email address to win (email addresses will not be published). Winner must respond within 48 hours to notification, or a new winner will be chosen. Thanks to Sara’s Prints for sponsoring this giveaway!