Hi, friends! Today I'm excited to introduce you to a new bloggy friend of mine, the sweet and talented Kelli! I know you're going to enjoy this sweet tradition she's sharing with us!
Here she is...
I want to thank Amy for having me! I'm so excited to share one of my favorite Christmas traditions with you today but first of all, I'm Kelli from The Turquoise Piano. I'm a full time wife to Tom and mommy to Morgan, and part time home stager/real estate agent, DIYer/blogger (I do my best to have at least one tutorial per week on my blog). I love everything to do with real estate (minus losing money) and Christmas!
I grew up in a teeny tiny town in Utah where I lived a hundred yards down the street from my grandparents. Every Christmas Eve we would go to their house and have a family dinner and party with all of the aunts, uncles and cousins. It was so much fun! But it was always something my grandma worried about. That's her to the left, by the way (did you think it was me?). She always wanted everything perfect... and it was. She passed away just over a year ago so this Christmas will be the second one we'll spend without her. I miss her so much and her Christmas Pie will live on with my family.This Christmas Pie had nothing to do with food and everything to do with presents. Grandma would buy small gifts for every grandchild according to gender and have them wrapped by Christmas Eve. Then she would tie either a blue or pink string to them (depending on if they were boy or girl gifts), put them in a basket and cover the basket with a cute Christmas towel.
Thanks, Kelli, for sharing such a precious piece of your family tradition with us.