HGTV hosts (and Christmas movie stars) Ben and Erin Napier recently celebrated theirs 14 year wedding anniversaryand the pair couldn’t be stronger.
In a new Instagram video for house beautiful, the Napiers relationship is put to the test when they play the game My Better Half. Similar to the game show The Newlywed Game, the two each privately answer a question by writing it on a whiteboard, while also divulging their answers in hopes they both agree.
Watch the video below to learn all about the Napiers’ favorite holiday traditions.
Ben & Erin Napier share their family Christmas traditions
Ben and Erin Napier get a match on their first “Match Me” question, which is “[What is] Ben’s favorite Christmas tradition in Laurel [Mississippi]?” The two both know how to write “Pancake Day” and remark that they just discussed it before the game.
According to old instagram post of Erin’s, Pancake Day is Laurel, Mississippi’s “sweetest annual tradition,” which begins on first Saturday in December for decades. “Everyone you’ve known all your life comes to the old YWCO and lines up to eat as much pancakes and sausage as you can before the Christmas parade begins. The photos are the same every year, we all just look a little older and wiser. This is how Christmas begins in our hometown,” Erin continued in the caption of the post.
Ben remarks that it’s really becoming his favorite place because the whole first week of December in Laurel is full of events. Ben says that after pancake day, there’s a Christmas parade, downtown tree lighting, and a gala at the local art museum.
The next question asks about the Napiers’ favorite family Christmas tradition and the two get no match. Ben says that he enjoys buying her Christmas tree, but that he has forgotten another of her traditions that Erin chose, the advent calendar.
“My mother made an advent calendar. It’s like a fabric Christmas tree sewn onto this 25-pocket banner,” says Erin of the calendar.
Alongside their traditions, the pair get common ground on what their favorite part of working together is (they both say it’s spending time together and “having a partner on this crazy ride,” according to Erin) and what their favorite “hometown” renovation was from the current season (their own home).
Ben Napier gets his wife Erin the same anniversary present every year
Not only do Ben and Erin Napier participate in local traditions around Christmas, but the couple have started some traditions around their wedding day, particularly with the gifts.
Corresponding Southern living, Ben gives Erin the same gift every year for each of their anniversaries, he makes her a book and writes down the best moments from each month of their marriage. “They document the most beautiful moments of each month of our marriage, and he makes them out of the traditional gift of the year, always with the same simple title. Year 1: Paper. 2: cotton. 3: leather. 4: flowers. 5: wood. 6: iron. 7: copper & wool. 8: linen and bronze. 9: Willow”, Erin wrote on Instagramtells the fans about the tradition.
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