F Simple and Serene Living: Christmas Etiquette Tips 09 10
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Etiquette Tips

Today I thought I would share some Christmas tips. They were put together by my younger daughter, Katy who blogs at WinsomeHollow and feature my two grandchildren, her niece and nephew (photos taken a few years back)

Christmas Etiquette Tip #1 
The proper Christmas gift opening face (as demonstrated by Sidney)



Tip #2
Always be camera ready (as demonstrated by Jack Henry)



Tip #3
Be sure to take a picture of your kids with a strange bearded man in costume, so you can laugh at the photo for years to come.



Tip #4
Be sure to remember to use the boxes in which your gifts came (demonstrated here in a reenactment of an episode from Flight of The Conchords)



Tip #5
If your kids won't cooperate while taking your annual Christmas pictures, just stick a tree in the background.



Tip #6
If all else fails in your Christmas giving, be sure to have nicely wrapped packages....



Tip #7
When holiday shopping, be prepared for long lines, and avoid confrontations with other customers (* a demonstration of what not to do...)



Tip #8
When organizing Christmas afternoon games, be sure to form teams appropriately, based on size and age...




Tip #9
Finally when the day is through, allow yourself to let go and look forward to the New Year's festivities (and remember to plan for a designated driver, when like these two, you've had too much to drink)...Merry Christmas!!




Tip# 10 (from me)
Remember to not answer your phone or check your text messages on the day that you use your daughter's list lovingly and without her permission. 

Note to daughter: I did link to your blog and here's a link to your shop WinsomeHollow

Note to Readers: No alcoholic beverages were given at any time to children during the making of this list. I can't attest to what the grownups were doing. 



 

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips-- will keep them in mind! Happy 12-12-12!

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  2. Cute post! Thanks for the smiles this morning.

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  3. This is great, I love the little faces and smiles. Off to visit your shop and I will stop by your daughter's too. dawn suitcase vignettes

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  4. Oooh Laura, you are going to be in sooo much trouble. Great fun.

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  5. This was hilarious!! All of those tips were quite true too. LOL! Your grandkids are cuties.

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  6. Adorable and very funny!

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. Very funny, perfect captions to those photos...will have to remember all of the tips.

    Jen

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  8. Great pics!! Love the one with the shirttail hanging out and the tie all askew --- looks like my grandson!

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  9. You are hilarious! I love this post. Your grandchildren are going to *shank* you one day!!! ;P

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  10. Too cute! Your grandkids are so adorable. I'll try to remember that proper face when I open the terrible cookies our neighbor bakes every year. They are truly not edible, poor thing. I don't have the heart to tell her, so I will put on the face. Thanks for the tutorial! haha

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