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A Stylish Tradition for Ethiopian Christmas

Since both of our daughters are Ethiopian, we celebrate the major Ethiopian holidays throughout the year. Due to a calendar difference, Christmas in Ethiopia is celebrated on an entirely different day than it is celebrated in the US. This means that we get to have two Christmases in our family and extend our holiday season. Ethiopian Christmas, called Genna, is on January 7, and we celebrate with Ethiopian food and gifts. Traditionally, if a child receives a gift for Genna, it is a gift of clothing, and I love choosing outfits for my girls, so I get really excited about Genna shopping.

This year Genna is even more special for our family, as it is the day that Elvie will have her big surgery to correct the birth defect that has made her life difficult thus far. Up to this point, Elvie has had to wear custom made skirts to accommodate the physical difference involved in her birth defect, but after this surgery, she will finally be able to wear things off the rack, including pants! While I normally shop for something fancy for a Genna outfit, for Elvie’s first Genna, I am all about the pants.

In choosing Elvie’s outfit, I want to be mindful of her comfort as she heals from surgery, but I also want to keep it cute. Target had a ton of options, but I fell in love with the wide leg knit pants. It wasn’t hard to find plenty of things to go with them, and these are my favorite options. She’s sure to be both comfy and cute when she hits the playground in this sweet outfit.

  1. Cable Sweater with Ears $16.00
  2. Striped Bodysuit $6.00
  3. Organic Yoga Pants $13.99
  4. Faux Fur Booties $19.00

 

Do you keep your family festively stylish during the holidays? We’re giving away three $50 Target giftcards to brighten the season! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with a personal tip on how you dress your children conveniently — and with style — during the holidays!

A big thanks to Target for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

 

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