“When I was a child, I loved that my mother put the wrapped gifts under the tree a couple of weeks before Christmas. This didn’t include the present I would get from Santa Claus, which would arrive on December 25. I remember my sister and I lying on our bellies in front of the nativity set and looking at our gifts. We would shake them and scratch a corner to figure out what was in the box as soon as my mother was gone. For us, it was super fun.
My parents never really did the Christmas morning tradition, so my wife Brigitte and I created our own with our three daughters. Now they’re 19, 17 and 14 and we still put the plate with the carrots and cookies by the fireplace and I still eat them before I go to bed, leaving a couple of bits. We’ve created these family traditions so that our children can make their own memories with their children.”
- Ricardo Larrivée