I am not sure where I got the idea that there was such a thing as Christmas pajamas. Somehow I imagined in households across the country you got a new pair of pj’s on Christmas Eve, to wear and wake up in, when you got up to see what Santa left you. I have a picture of my two brothers and me in matching pajamas that appears to be taken at Christmas. Maybe this is where that idea was hatched for me, as I don’t think I got new pj’s each year.
Years later I still hold on to that notion of Christmas pj’s as a necessary part of a child’s Christmas. Each year we are part of group who an adopt a family at Christmas. I consider it my mission to find a warm set of pajamas and slippers for each child. I enjoy myself finding just the right pair for each child on my list. I hope that years later even if this was the only year that they got new pj’s at Christmas it provides a warm memory for them.