- Pulling out the advent calendar and loading it with goodies
- Going on drives to see twinkly lights
- Baking Christmas cookies
- Watching Christmas movies
- Listening to holiday music
- Making ornaments
- Celebrating the birth of Christ
- Reading books about Santa
- Setting out milk & cookies
- Filling up stockings
- Watching the kiddos thrash open their presents
I have so many memories of a lot of these things as a child. My favorite thing we used to do during Christmas, was my sister & I would each get to open one present on Christmas Eve. That was our families tradition. But without fail, every single Christmas Eve, our Mom tried to fight us on it saying "No way... you can just wait until tomorrow!" But you better believe we were relentless, and she always gave in :) My Mom would always scour the presents first and try remember what were in each of the packages she wrapped so she could try and steer us toward certain ones, as to save the "cooler" ones for Christmas morning. But she could never remember what was in the boxes, so it was all pretty much fair game on Christmas Eve. And I had a tendency to shake all of the presents under the tree and try and guess what they were, which obviously drove my Mom batty. I was actually pretty good at that game. But I usually ended up choosing a smaller box to open on Christmas Eve.
Oh and for your viewing pleasure. My big sister and I on Christmas when we were little girls. lol
Now that I have children of my own, my Husband & I hope to create some traditions with them as well. Things that they can look back on fondly and share with their children. I recently ordered a personalized version of the classic Christmas book called "Night Before Christmas" from MyChronicleBooks. I was able to customize this book with my son's name, birthday, hometown, favorite pet, and a name of a family member. I was also able to write a special dedication message and upload a picture of him into the book!!
I think this will be such a perfect way to really get the kids excited for Christmas! I can't help but picture reading this to them every Christmas Eve! And with all of their personal information integrated throughout the book, it will add just the right touch to ignite even more excitement!! Can you tell I'm giddy about this?
Bennett thinks it's pretty cool, too! Especially that there was a picture of him in the introduction page.
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I just love everything about this holiday. Christmas brings such a warm spirit into our lives.
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