This year, we started what we hope to become some new Christmas traditions with our son. Of course, cutting down a real tree has always been one of them.
But here are a few more that we added to the repertoire this year:
Washing dishes by the light of Christmas lights strung over the window:
Singing Silent Night at the candlelight service is also one of my all-time favorite Christmas traditions. Following church, we thought it would be so much fun to throw mattresses on the floor and have one big family sleepover on Christmas Eve, with an over-the-top pancake breakfast in the morning. (Hint: try egg nog instead of milk in your favorite pancake recipe-yummo!). Aren’t we cute?
My all-time best Christmas memories revolve around huge family get-togethers at my grandparent’s house with a huge feast and gift-opening frenzy. But the most cherished moments center around an entire extended family listening intently to my grandpa as he spoke about the First Christmas and the real meaning behind the holiday.
What are your favorite traditions and memories?