Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Comment Chat: Favorite Holiday Traditions!


This post is going to be a little different. I wanted to have a space for everyone to share their favorite Holiday traditions that go on in your families! Everyone has at least one and it's fun to hear how everyone celebrates the holidays differently. I know this sounds so cheesy but after I married my husband, I realized how different familes are in the ways they get in the spirit and get their "festive" on! I wanted to share a few of my own and hear from you all!

My family is huge on traditions and togetherness in everything we do, so we have several:

*Every year when we put up the tree, we would listen to the Alabama Christmas album. Now any time I hear the song "Thistlehair" around the holidays, I get a really nostalgic feeling. :)

*Santa always brough mine and my sister presents of our own, but there was always one gift for us to share and it was always a board game. We LOVED family game night and the gift game from Santa every year was a huge deal. These days, Santa still visits us at ages 22 and 25 respectively, but now he brings us a Cricut Cartridge for scrapping to share instead. HA!

*My Nana has this VERY vintage paper reindeer mobile that she hangs each year and I love it so much. It's got Santa's sleigh and all the reindeer that are pinned together with thread and brads and they cascade down into this paper mobile shape. Beautiful. Such a neat piece of family history! I secretly hope I'll inherit someday.

*For about a period of 5 years, my Mom lost our traditional Christmas stockings that we always used. It was slightly tragic and the strangest thing. We couldn't find them anywhere! She didn't want to buy more because those were THE STOCKINGS and it would be a travesty to replace them. So instead, she instituted a replacement solution: everyone go throughout the house and find a reasonably sized "container" to serve as your surrogate stocking for the year. We came back to her with everything from galvanized buckets to easter baskets. So much fun. We finally DID find them, weirdly enough, but those few years were hilarious!

So... what are some of your traditions!? Use the comment section as a chat space to share!


Anonymous said...

We always have a birthday cake and sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus, candles and all. It's one of my favorite traditions ever!

janel. said...

Ohmygoodness!! We do a birthday cake for Jesus too. I also love the advent calendar and making paper snowflakes with Adam :)