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And now for this week’s sentence to finish: ““This holiday season I will…” or “My Favorite Christmas Tradition is…”
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My Favorite Christmas Tradition is…
In my house we have a few different things we do during the Christmas season that are definitely traditions.
One is to put up our Christmas tree and decorations as a family. Some of the decorations are from when I was a kid (like my Barbie Ornaments, which my girls fell in love with at first sight), some are from when we first got married (like those that say our wedding year and us as a couple), then there are ornaments I bought right before getting pregnant with thoughts of house excited my future kids would be (like all the Disney Ornaments with Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, and even Disney Princesses), and then again still there are ornaments we have gotten each year that we have had the girls to commemorate each year’s accomplishments.
But this is one evening that we do this right after Thanksgiving.
During the actual season, I celebrate by getting a day out with my mom for Black Friday shopping, which truly is the holy grail of shopping to me. I admit, I love to shop (thankfully I know my limit), but still I can’t help but enjoy a day out sans kids and husband getting the best that retail stores have to offer.
As the season continues on, we also always do an annual Santa picture now at the mall. We have yet to do this for this year, but should be going very soon, because the girls are chomping at the bit to tell Santa what is on their lists.
We also love to bake and decorate cookies, too. My girls love to help me whenever I bake and this time of the year I try to make it extra special by including cookie recipes that have been handed down from both sides.
These include my Nana’s Icebox Cookies, my mom’s Three Color Cookies and even Kevin’s mom’s Meringue Teasers Cookies.
I shared all three recipes last year and am going to share them again now here, too.
If you want to try any of these, just click on the images below:
We also make sure to put our Elf, Gingerbread up to report the girls’ daily behaviors to the big man himself, Santa.
Christmas Eve, we always put out milk and cookies for Santa’s impending visit!
Then, of course, is always Christmas Day where the kids always open their presents first thing out of bed, because no kid can wait that long to open up toys!
But for now, we still have about 2 weeks of traditions that we will be working on and can’t wait to see the girls reactions this year as we continue!
Now that I have shared my favorite Christmas traditions here, please share yours with me now!
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