Every family has their own holiday traditions and memories. For me, I'd have to say that I remember the chaos.... in a good way! Sound crazy?
When I was very young, my parents divorced and eventually remarried. So I had two sets of parents and..... lots of grandparents, because some of my grandparents were divorced and remarried as well. So, every year I would typically spend the holidays going to at least 4 or 5 different celebrations. As a kid, I thought it was great!
Now, with being married, I have even more relations, but less grandparents. My holidays are still usually super busy, but I try to keep things more low key. This year we have 6 celebrations to attend in one week. That's as busy as I'll let it get. With the girls being young, I don't like trying to do too much, but it's only once a year. I make a point of keeping Thanksgiving simple because I know that a month later we'll be very busy. Kids love celebrations (as I did) and I definitely want my kids to be with their family, both near and far.
How about you? Are your holidays very busy or a little more low key? How do you manage it? Share with us!