Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is such a magical time of year, I just love it and I love it even more now than ever. Why? Of course because of my family.  I am married to an amazing man and our family is now complete {I think}. I am a mommy to 2 beautiful children and this is the first year where Gianna is starting to get the whole Christmas thing. I can only imagine that from here on out it will get better and better.

As our family is getting into the holiday spirit we have several traditions that Allan and I have started, or carried on from our childhood and we have some that are only now beginning and more that I am sure will come.

Every year we put our tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. This is something I always remember doing as a child and something Allan and I have continued and have now made a family tradition in our home. This year with losing the week in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I contemplated putting it up early, but I couldn't do it...why? Because it is tradition!

Elf on the Shelf is something new we are doing with our kids. Something neither of us have done before, but something I especially am looking forward to. We introduced Gianna to our elf this year and have done a few activities, but she is still a little bit young to fully get it, so next year it is on and popping. Sparkles is going to be a busy elf!

Something new we will also do next year is an advent calendar. We got the kids these fun, disney ornaments that are numbered and have treats inside, so we will decorate their little tree and each night they can find the number and open it up as we countdown the days till christmas. I remember making the pull apart rings and we will most definitely do those as well.

Baking. Christmas is all about baking and this is something I always want my kids to remember, I want them to help me, us to have matching aprons and for it to be fun and messy in the kitchen.

Christmas morning, we wake up and open stockings first then presents, love on each other, watch Christmas shows and Allan cooks green and red french toast, yum! Another tradition we have started as a family and I love it.

To me, the best part about the Christmas season are the traditions, because they are what memories are based off of and I hope and pray to provide some amazing experiences and memories for my children to carry on through their lives. What are some of your traditions.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year."

"Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!"

1 comment:

  1. I love reading about other people's Christmas traditions and creating new ones with my son. Love your blog! Check out mine when you have time: www.georgiapeachmommy.blogspot.com