Holiday Traditions

I love this time of year!  No, I am not talking about the presents.  Well, at least not the physical ones.  I am talking about the presents you can pass on from generation to generation, namely Family Traditions.  What a great way to share family memories by starting your own family tradition.  If you can’t think of one, it is OK to steal borrow one from someone else.

In our family our holiday traditions are simple.  For Thanksgiving I have a special plate that I bought shortly after I was married that I serve our Thanksgiving turkey on.   I purchased a tray from one of those fancy home party companies.  I am not saying to pay an arm and leg, you can purchase one from anywhere.  I actually received mine ½ off, but I wanted a family heirloom to pass down to my daughter.  When my daughter prepares her first turkey for her family she will get our family heirloom and tradition to share with her family.

Our Christmas tradition solves the problem of our children always begging to open a present on Christmas Eve.   Each year they get to open one gift—it is always pajamas to wear for Christmas morning.  It is a tradition that we have done since my step-daughter was little.

Family traditions don’t have to be elaborate, just something you can do year after year to show your family how much they mean to you.  Family traditions are easy to share during the holidays.  I would love to know what traditions you share with your family!

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3 thoughts on “Holiday Traditions

  1. My mom and dad used to give us jammies on Christmas Eve and we’ve done the same for my kids. That’s a good one to pass on. Plus, everyone isnt wearing ratty old PJ’s in the Christmas pictures!

  2. My family uses an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. We also participated in some sort of “Giving” project to help others and remind ourselves of the real meaning of the holiday.

  3. Every year with the daycare we count down Christmas with Santa’s beard. It is a picture of Santa with 25 circles that you glue cotton balls on. As Christmas gets closer, Santa’s beard becomes fuller. We also go Christmas caroling at a local nursing home and make them candy cane ornaments. We have lots of fun filled activities we do for Christmas.

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