December 3, 2012

Holiday Traditions

Every family has it's own traditions and things that they do to make the holiday season special. Holiday memories are always favorites so I try to do a few things that I remember as a kid and of course every family makes up new things as they go. 

  • I make hot cocoa anytime it's requested.
  • I waited it out as long as I could, but Jolly our Elf on the Shelf finally made an appearance last year.
  • I use my Spode Christmas dishes the whole month of December.
  • We do Zoo Lights every year.
  • I always spend a lot of time wrapping gifts so they seem even more exciting to open.
  • We do the Advent Wreath every Sunday night during Advent.
  • Watch lots of Christmas movies.

This is us, I'm curious about other families holiday traditions. There might be something that we need to add!


Kelley said...

Great post! I love hearing about the holiday traditions of other families,as well. Our biggest Christmas tradition has always been going up north to cut down our tree. When I was growing up, there were years (only a few) where it felt more like a chore then a tradition but I am so thankful to have this tradition to now carry on with my children. Although we have not been able to make it due to one thing or the other over the last few years, you can bet we will do our best to make it every year from now on. It is an awesome experience that I hope continues when my kiddos have kids of their own.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Love the color palette of this post! Still very reminiscent of the holidays even without red :)