I absolutely love the holidays. I love the family, the warm generous feeling in your heart, the music, the food, the decorating, the traditions, and so much more!
A big Christmas tradition in my family is our countdown calendar. We would always try to be the first to move the little mouse the next day closer to Christmas. Silly but so important to us!
One of my favorite things is the Christmas tree. I like having a real tree with colorful lights (some NEED to be blinking!) and lots of random meaningful ornaments. Ornaments are very important in my family. Each year my mother gets us a couple to represent ourselves and the year we have had. I can’t wait to pass this on to our children. There are also a few ornaments that have traditions within themselves! My mom has one of a turtle sleeping in its shell and it has a little tag that says do not open till Christmas. On Christmas day you better believe we hunt that thing down on the tree just to open it!
After getting married we have started quite a few new traditions and I can’t wait to share them with our kids. Although I would love to go to Christmas eve mass, we always go to my husband’s grandma’s house and celebrate. It is a lot of fun. Afterwards, we get hot chocolate and drive around aimlessly counting how many houses with lights we see and of course we need to listen to Christmas music!
Some traditions I hope to share with our kids:
- Ornaments & Decorating the tree together
- Counting Christmas lights
- Advent Calendar & Wreath
- The Giving Tree or Toys for Tots
- Baking cookies for Santa!
- Breakfast on Christmas Day
- Pistachios in your stocking toe
- Spending Christmas Eve with family
- Wrapping Paper Wars!
- Elf on the shelf
I’m linking up this week with Growing Up Geeky for Toddle Along Tuesday! Come link up and share some of your favorite traditions!