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I LOVE the holidays. It’s my favorite time of year because of all the family! I’m a fan of traditions too – old traditions and making new ones. Christmas for us was the one time of year that we got really dressed up. My mom would often dress us up on Christmas Eve to visit some grandparents (I think because she didn’t want to get us all dressed up after waking her up at 5am on Christmas). I loved going around and seeing all our extended family in some of my best dresses – it just felt like the holidayss, like it’s what we were supposed to do and it made our visits that much more special.
Now that I have my own kids, I love dressing them up too. How cute is my youngest in this little man outfit from Macy’s?! He actually does like wearing “handsome clothes” to visit grandparents because they fuss over how cute he looks. I love that the holidays can be a little less traditional with fun colors like these (and more likely to be approved by him).
I had found some photos of mine when getting out the Christmas decorations and it brought back all kinds of holiday memories for me. Visiting family, dressing up, dinners, plays, giving back, staying up late, baking and music during the holidays are some of my favorite childhood memories. I love being a Mom and sharing these memories and traditions with my kids.
I don’t know if it’s the tradition of getting dressed up for the holidays, or just the attention he gets when doing it, but the Christmas Eve “handsome outfit” has definitely become a tradition for us too. We also do matching Christmas jammies each year though I’m not sure how much longer that will last. Childhood is so short and quick – I just want to bottle it all up!
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my favorite tradition is to spend part of the christmas holidays doing service…
The tradition of being with family during the holidays!
Cookies! We make tons of varieties of cookies every year. Probably too many. My kids are very little still so they don’t really help yet, but I can’t wait until they are involved.
Our favorite family Christmas tradition is baking Christmas cookies and decorating them together.
One of my favorite traditions was the countdown calendar. There were five of us kids and we each got a turn on one night of the week to move the mouse, from the classic Christmas poem, one pocket closer to the 24th. I have carried on the tradition with my own three kiddos.
we would come home after the Late Christmas Eve Mass and make a fresh warm batch of cookies for Santa. We have now incorporated this traditions into our own families. I am one of 7 and it is something that each of us remembers fondly.
My favorite tradition as a kid was getting together on Christmas Eve with extended family: aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma and the dogs. I hope to instill a love of Christmas and a belief in miracles in my son.
Decorating the tree is our favorite tradition.
Enjoying decorating the tree and making cookies.
My favorite tradition that I have passed on to my kids is every year we make a ugly Christmas sweater together. They love it and have so much fun.
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Our favorite Christmas tradition passed down from generation to generation is saying thanks at Christmas dinner.
We always go to see the Christmas lights around town then we come home and enjoy some hot chocolate and watch our favorite holiday movie.
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My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies and sharing them with friends and family
I’ve passed on the tradition of baking cookies and making party mix for my kids.
I tweeted 🙂 https://twitter.com/buddlakecats/status/542273048993206272
we love to bake cookies
Christmas with my children is just like when I was young: Christmas morning is all for the kids – cinnamon rolls to begin the day and opening presents from Santa. The remainder of the day is spent with extended family celebrating the spirit of love, generosity, and gratitude.
One tradition is all extended family meets at our grandparents for a big Christmas dinner and gift exchange…my girls still look forward to this when they come home
My favorite tradition that I have handed out to my children is to open their gifts on Christmas Day! My son and daughter only open their presents on Christmas Day and spend the whole day together enjoying our gifts and playing games!
I love making sugar cookies from scratch with them & putting them out for Santa to eat!
I tweeted https://twitter.com/TarahM716/status/542326271942750208
We love to drive around on Christmas Eve looking at Christmas lights.
I have so many but making cookies as a family is my favorite tradition. It is so much fun watching them grow and learn it all to pass down to their kids on day. I do like the dressing up on Christmas day too.
We love giving our kiddos matching pj’s on Christmas Eve and bundling into the car to look at lights until the little ones fall asleep.
There are so many we do…bake/decorate cookies, pj jingle bell ride to look at the lights, we also go to the city lights to see the display.
I do not have kids yet but if I did I would pass on the tradition to them of going to cut down a fresh Christmas tree and doing the 12 days of Christmas for someone who could really use it
Going to my Aunts for Christmas Eve and seeing all my extended family
We always make loads of homemade cookies and decorating the tree is definitely an event in our house.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jengd1/status/542696649831616513
Every year we make hand made crafts to give to famiky and friends !
My favorite tradition I have passed down to the boys is going to grannies for Christmas eve to spend the night and wait for Santa to show up!
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we have a tradition of stringing popcorn garlands to decorate our tree while we watch Christmas movies together email@example.com
We have four children & share many traditions, but I would have to say our biggest tradition id making different candies together. We put together goodie trays for our families & co-workers & we all take part.
Baking cookies, and that the stockings are fair game as soon as you wake up!
We love to drive around at night and look at holiday decorations and lights which my parents did with me and my brothers.
We read Scripture and open our presents on Christmas eve night.
Opening presents on Christmas morning. Then we play games.
One of my favorite traditions I’ve passed on to my kids is picking up and decorate the tree together.
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