Every Christmas season we have a family tradition called Advent. On the first Sunday of December my family gets together to celebrate Advent Sunday (which is a German holiday...mind you, none of us are German. My mom served a mission in Germany & imported this family tradition). We eat dinner, catch up, but most importantly we play a few rounds of the ever competitive & amusing "Christmas Bingo." To begin...we have been doing this for years now, since I was a little girl, so naturally, our family has grown...some of us end up with the same cards, & the once crisp red dots that were used to mark are bingo cards have been somewhat replaced with dry kidney beans, however that does not stop our ever ambiguous quest for victory! What is the prize you ask? The highly coveted "couch of stuff" supplied by none other than the dollar store. I realize that some of you reading might mock the vigor displayed for the game.....I will inform you that Christmas Bingo is not a game....it is a Christmas Tradition! We take traditions very seriously around here. Much to our dismay bingo is quickly over & reality sets in once again, yet once Christmas Bingo is played we can officially start the Christmas season.
I love Advent Sunday b/c it gives me a chance to reconnect with my mom's side of the family, all of whom I love dearly. Advent is always a fun way to start off the season & I know as some of you read this you'll want to "bite" (copy) this tradition from the Campbell family...I advise you to beware....Christmas bingo can get pretty intense!