My now-husband and I have been together for over seven years and we've navigated our way through a number of stressful situations. But holiday planning, namely for Christmas, has never been one of them. Between family distance and work obligations (he's always traveling), we settled the issue by each going our separate ways: He went to his family's celebration and I went to mine.
But now that we're married — we ran to City Hall this past June — we have some more thinking to do about the holiday. Take one close-knit family, add another close-knit family, divide by one newly married couple, and what do you get? The answer, it turns out, is simpler than I imagined.
How I'm Spending My First Christmas with My Husband — New Traditions