Laura Gonçalves, akaPinketcetera

Charlie Crane: What does Christmas mean to you?

Laura: It's my favorite time of year, a time for sharing with loved ones. I'm lucky enough to still have my grandmother. We'll be 4 generations around the tree, which is great! My son Célestin will be spending his first Christmas with his great-grandmother.

Charlie Crane: Do you have any special traditions?

Laura: We're part of the gift-giving team on the morning of the 25th. When my brother and I were little, on the evening of the 24th before going to bed, we'd put a clementine and a bowl of hot chocolate by the tree to give Santa a boost. I remember so vividly arriving in the living room in the early hours of the morning. The clementine was eaten and the bowl was empty, and then the presents under the tree... It was magical! I'm thinking of carrying on this tradition with Célestin..

Charlie Crane: What would be the best Christmas for you?

Laura: My Christmases with my grandparents were perfect, and I'm so happy to have these memories. Now that I'm a mom, I can't wait to see Célestin's eyes shine with joy when he discovers his presents under the tree too!

Charlie Crane: Do you have any gift ideas for Célestin? 

Laura: As he's still very small, 7 months, it's complicated. I'm looking into mobility games, including the MILO play set and wooden toys for his age.

Charlie Crane: What are your fondest memories of Christmas?

Laura: I have memories of emotions above all, of the joy of being surrounded by all my family, around a good meal, the house decorated. Last year, when I was pregnant with Célestin, my family gave me little gifts for him, and that made me realize that a year later, we'd be celebrating with a little baby... that I'd be a mom at Christmas and no longer a child, even at the age of 36!

Follow Laura on her Instagram account: www.instagram.com/pinketcetera/

 

 

A Christmas in Korea

 

Youngseon Minseon is a web designer. With her husband, a video game animator, they welcomed their first baby. She tells us about their version of December 25.

Charlie Crane: Do you celebrate Christmas with your family?

Youngseon Minseon: Before I got married, we'd have a simple dinner party with the family. Now we're having a simple house party with friends. It's a chance to reflect on the meaning of family! We don't have any particular tradition, other than a nice warm meal with friends!

Charlie Crane: What would be the best Christmas for you?

Youngseon Minseon:

My wish for this time of year is to have a healthy family and to be able to get together. Last year, we had some friends over and watched a Christmas movie together, which I remember fondly! 

Charlie Crane: Do you have any gift ideas for your baby? 

Youngseon Minseon: I put up a Christmas tree for the first time for my baby! We haven't made any gift lists, as he's only 2 months old. Anyway, I've planned a photo session at the foot of the tree.

Find Youngseon Minseon on her Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/2905_home/ 

Happy holidays to all!

The Charlie Crane team 🎄