CHRISTMAS WITH… Susanne Bellamy
What are your plans for Christmas 2015?
A typical Aussie Christmas at the beach with family and friends. Both our children’s partners have birthdays close to Christmas so through them, we are re-establishing the combined Christmas/birthdays we used to have with my parents, both of whose birthdays were also close to Christmas!
Tell us about a usual Christmas in your home?
Family traditions differ, so when I married my husband, we had choices to make about what shape ‘our’ Christmas would take. In my family, we used to hand out presents one at a time and watch the recipient open theirs before the next person received theirs. And we always started with the youngest receiving the first present. Which was cool for me as the baby of the family! My husband’s family nominated a ‘Santa’ person to hand out presents and it’s a noisy, chaotic, paper-ripping…
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