Christmas Traditions

It happens every year where I’m shocked it’s December already, much less in 8 days it’s going to be CHRISTMAS!!!  This year both sides of our families have made the gift-giving very low-key other than for the kids which has made things pretty easy.  It’s funny though, I still feel like there’s a long list of things to do beforehand and it’s been busy!  Since Nola is getting older I’m trying to think of things we will do to celebrate Christmas and what traditions we will make with our little family other than opening gifts of course.  Here is a list of things we will be doing this year.

1.  Opening pajamas Christmas Eve and wearing them all day Christmas Day

2.  Having fondue Christmas Eve after church

3.  Blowing out candles to celebrate Jesus’s Birthday in some type of dessert

4.  Going to see Christmas Lights on Eucalyptus Ave in San Carlos

5.  And as Nola gets older it’s so important to us that as a family we serve or give gifts to those less fortunate than us because we are truly blessed

I know every year we maybe won’t do all of these things or we may change the list up, but hopefully some of these will stick.  To me traditions are events that are (hopefully) fun, but also gives each holiday some regularity and warmth when thinking of them.  That’s the best way to describe how I feel when I think of my upbringing and the traditions my parents did with us.  I’m curious to know what your family traditions are?  It’s most likely the little girl sleeping in the next room, but I am sure looking forward to Christmas this year!!

3 thoughts on “Christmas Traditions

  1. Aunt Sandy

    an idea! our girls always slept on the floor by the Christmas tree the night we put the tree up. Arlyn thought we should join them, but I vetoed that!!!! 🙂

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