Christmas is a special holiday in our family.  It is a time when we reflect and recall precious memories as well as make future memories.  We are proud of our family traditions and are especially proud of our strong Christian foundation.  Our tradition begins with the Great Evancho Tree Hunt (likened to the Griswalds in “Christmas Vacation”).  It involves extensive decorating and preparation for our Christmas Eve party attended by our extended family.  We attend midnight mass and after a few hours sleep, start our gift exchange and visiting throughout Christmas day and several days following.  Our festivities usually continue through the twelve days of Christmas, after which we take down the tree and store the decorations until the next year.

The following pages give a good representation of our family Christmas.  The pictures of our two nativity displays are an indication of where our hearts and minds really are during this holiday.