Holidays Our Way
Christmas In my household is a very busy and exciting time of the year, as it is in your home. We have many traditions that we have incorporated over the years that make Christmas very special to us and today I will share a few with you. The year has gone by so quickly that Christmas is a great time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have been given and reflect on the true meaning of the Christmas season. I am quite certain that everyone has holiday traditions that are quite similar but at the same time they are different in the way they are done and how meaningful they are in each home.
Our family traditions start on the Eve of Christmas, for the past 2 years I have been giving the 3 kids Christmas eve gift boxes. In the gift boxes the kids get their annual Christmas pj’s, A new movie, a personal size of kernals popcorn and a DIY ornament with hot chocolate and marshmallow inside with a new Christmas mug.
On Christmas day I typically wake up to get breakfast going along with final preparation for Christmas dinner. The kids wake up just before 7 am and the chaos begins. We say our goodmornings and Merry Christmas to each other and the kids call the grandparents to send the same wishes as well. Breakfast time is what I look forward to most, we sit down as a family and we all take turns reading the birth of Jesus in the Bible.
Breakfast is usually a big deal i prepare a wide range of food since we normally don’t eat again until dinner time. After breakfast we sit as a family and open gifts then play until dinner.
Christmas in my home is quite simple I would say, every year we add something new to make it our own. This year we decided to add and make changes to a few things that we do. Mainly because we want to show our remind our kids about the true meaning of the Christmas season and just how important they are to us, as a family unit. Of course I will share the new additions to our family holiday traditions below.
New Christmas traditions:
- Birthday cake for Jesus
- 3 gifts for Christmas (think 3 wise men) – Something you want, something you need, something to read
What are some of the traditions your family likes to do? Let me know in the comments below.
In the meantime check out some other awesome bloggers and how they do the holidays their way.
Sara Lafountain http://cookwith5kids.com
Erin Cox http://www.lifeabundantlyblog.com
Katie Mullis Crenshaw http://twelveandsix.com
Clarissa Laskey http://www.clarissaexplainsitall.net
Marcia Denise http://www.ciasays.com
Gillian Nicholl http://www.indulgingmum.com
Lauren Shoffner http://crunchandchill.com
Elizabeth Edgar http://mommygonetropical.com
Elanor Brammer http://tiggypoesandflutterbys.blogspot.co.uk
Jennifer Crowther http://www.jennyscrayoncollection.blogspot.co.uk
Kate Walton http://www.akreativewhim.com
Marilyn Arriaga http://www.tiltamom.com
Cindylynn Calzone http://hometownqueenbee.blogspot.co.uk/…/what-will-our-chil…
Courtnee Garr Frimming http://www.ohmyheartblog.com
Kam Kay http://www.thewomentalk.com
Kelley Farrell Ferreira http://www.chicagonow.com/canny-nanny
Samantha Lamb http://mommawantsjava.com
Chanel Cumberbatch http://www.crunchychronicles.com
Rachel Newcombe http://smartmomsmartideas.com
Karen Marie Patten https://www.facebook.com/spoilmyfamily/?pnref=lhc
Brittany Lass Schwan http://www.beckyandbrittany.com
Rebecca West http://www.craftcreatecalm.com
Esther Steinfield Freedman http://blog.cuteheads.com
Kimberley Mazzarolo http://talesfromthecrib.ca
Liz Jean http://www.cheekydays.com
Shannon Hughes Gauger http://dailymomtivity.com
Kristen Marie http://gentleparentingwny.com