I am a traditions girl through and through. I love looking back at those special things that we did together each year as a family when I was younger. I still remember that first Christmas that Sam and I spent decorating our own home. It was fun and full of wonder. Then I had flashbacks of my siblings and I as teens where none of us wanted to help mom pull the boxes down from the attic and “decorate” the house for Christmas.
This week I’m joining some other bloggers as we each share one of our favorite Christmas traditions. If you are coming over from Rain on a Tin Roof, welcome! Each day throughout the week more bloggers will share some of their Christmas traditions. You can find a full list with links at the bottom of this post so be sure to check back in each day and feel free to join in and leave one of your favorite Christmas traditions in the comment section.
How can we make Christmas decorating a special time…even once we have kids, I wondered?
I mean really, I don’t want to do all of the work…it should be fun and a special time to be together. Thus began my idea of a new Christmas tradition. (It figures that my tradition would center around decorating.) 🙂
We usually pull out the Christmas tubs and bring out the tree on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. We pull out ornaments, set up the train, and hang the stockings.
The stockings just about make me cry each year. For years there were only two…now they remind me how special and loved each person in our family is.
We drink hot chocolate while listening to Christmas music all while decorating. Then, since no one likes to cook…I mean, since we’ve all worked REALLY hard decorating…we order pizza. From somewhere other than Little Caesars (it is a SPLURGE I tell ya!)
Once dinner and decorations are done we snuggle up on the couch downstairs and watch a Christmas movie together. I’ll take Elf, White Christmas or….oh, SO many good ones to choose from.
The funny thing is that I can totally see my kids growing up as teens and still complaining about decorating. And that is when I will remind them that they don’t get pizza unless they help with a happy heart…or something like that. 😉
What are one of your favorite Christmas traditions?
Check out the next stop on the Christmas Traditions tour with Alexis at Persia Lou.
Monday, Dec. 1
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Thursday, Dec. 4
Friday, Dec. 5