I absolutely love the holiday time of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is probably my favorite season throughout the year. There are many holiday traditions in my family that we do every year. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these special touches. Let me share with you some of those traditions and just maybe you will incorporate some of my family traditions into your Christmas!
1. Cutout Christmas cookies: Every year we make my Grandmother’s cutout Christmas cookies. My mom makes dozens and dozens and then we ice them with homemade butter cream icing. It just isn’t Christmas with holiday themed cut out cookies.
2. Games and Fun: This tradition comes from my husband’s side of the family. At all family get-togethers (after gifts and dinner) we always play games, any type. It’s always a great time and it provides a medium for conversation. Find a game or two that involves the whole family and give it a go!
3. Christmas Eve: We always go to church for a Christmas Eve service. There’s something holy and reverent about worshipping God especially during the holiday season. We truly have many things to be thankful for. After this, my husband and I, exchange gifts. Since we always have so many family get-togethers to go to, we try to make a special time for just the two of us. No matter when it happens, be sure to take time and have a special holiday moment with your spouse.
4. Christmas Tree: Okay, so I love Christmas trees and lights. They are so festive and beautiful. I love all types of trees. One tradition my family has is putting candy canes on the tree. When someone comes over then they get a candy cane to take home with them Another tradition I have is that I always put up a tree that has no rhyme or reason to it. On that tree I can put all different types of ornaments. I love trees like that because I can put all the ornaments my nieces and nephews have made! I recommend having an “every thing goes” tree and a themed tree. I almost always put up two.
5. Holiday Foods: Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we always have those “oh so yummy” foods. Included in this list are: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, noodles, dressing, deviled eggs, scalloped corn, pumpkin pie, jello fruit salad, tapioca pudding – just to name a few!
The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year. No matter what your traditions may be just make sure they include family and friends. Enjoy all your festivities!