Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Traditions are such an important part of life to me. I grew up making traditions with my own family and I want the same for my own little family. I am not sure if traditions played a large part of growing up for John or not. My parents always made a big deal out of birthdays and Christmas as well as Halloween and Thanksgiving.

I am going to list some of our Christmas traditions that we have started for our own family.

  • Decorating a Christmas tree for the living room and the boys each have a John Deere tree in their own rooms.
  • Going to our town's Christmas parade.
  • Driving around looking at Christmas lights while rocking it out to Christmas tunes in our pajamas!
  • Making gingerbread house
  • Making Christmas cupcakes for their school ,party
  • Making Christmas snack mix
  • Watching Christmas movies, lots of them!
  • Drinking hot cocoa after setting up our outside decorations!\
  • Reading the Christmas story, every night!
  • Making Christmas cookies
  • Writing Santa a letter and this year we got one back from him
  • Family reunion with my Daddy's side of the family
  • Doing Christmas lace up cards
  • Drawing and coloring Christmas pictures
  • Painting and doing Christmas crafts
  • Going caroling to grandparents homes
  • Participating in our Christmas programs at church and school
  • Reading God Gave Us Christmas
  • Baking Cake for Baby Jesus and having HIM a birthday party
  • Taking treats to special friends and neighbors
  • Making special pancakes Christmas morning and opening gifts, spending lunch with my parents and supper with my brother's family.

So, do you have traditions, how do you celebrate?

Christmas Blessings!

3 comments:

Nikki said...

We don't have many traditions yet, but I think it's time we started some. I'll have to think about it.

Julie said...

I love your list!!! You are so amazing!!!

We have a few traditions:

Annual Christmas Photo

Annual Christmas Photo book from Shutterfly - made after Christmas.

Orders from Marva's Mixes

Setting up our Safari Christmas Tree in the kitchen.

Christmas movies every day . . . we try to watch them until they are all watched. But this year we have watched some of the same ones over and over.

Giving to others - we "find" families that would not have a Christmas and buy for them anonymously. We have someone deliver them for us.

This year we began the Magical Reindeer Dust and Blitzed people - (leaving the little jars at their door)

Hot chocolate . . . Marva's is the best!

We hope for snow - sledding.

Send out Christmas Cards

Christmas cookies

Gifts for neighbors - cookies/Wolfermans

Waffles on Christmas morning.

Visiting with family on Christmas Eve.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

I love traditions! Merry Christmas, friend!