Do you have any Christmas traditions? I can’t say that we have any major ones around here. I’m hoping to start a few in the coming years the la la’s are getting a little older. One little tradition that I have, which just kind of came to being, is that every year while filling out my Christmas cards I watch Little Women. Yesterday, was my day and the best part was that Elle wanted to help me and watch along too [I get very excited at thought of her being the age where she can read and watch some of the classics that are so near and dear to me]. It’s something so very simple and really everydayish but now we can do it together and I think it will be one of those things that she will carry with her as a strong little memory. The kind that warms your heart on a very cold day. The kind that makes you take on traditions of your own with your own one day someday.
Another thing we do every year is partake in chocolate croissants on Christmas morning. After traveling to Paris, and having major with drawls, I tried out Williams Sonoma chocolate croissants and let me tell you they do not dissapoint. I highly recommend if your looking for a little splurge. Last year, I skipped out on them and it felt like something was missing. So I’m pretty sure it is indeed a tradition in our home.
There are other little things that seem to happen year upon year, certain music, food and the order of events. Even just opening presents is done quite differently in every home. I was one of “those” that got up at 6am every year, even as a teenager, and forced everyone out of bed. I remember waiting for my dad to make coffee was like pure torture. Then we tore into our gifts, leaving our stockings last. Best for last that is.. they were always my favorite.
One tradition we are starting to implement is to help another family in need. We have done this sporadically in the past but are ready to be a little more consistent. Although the method may change from year to year the act of helping others is something we are committed to doing.
What about you? Do you have any traditions that you grew up with? Are you creating any new traditions with your very own family? I’d love to hear your stories.
Oh, and as for this very interesting ugly cute Santa and Rudolph made of dough, He has been with me since I was a kid. Every year my husband kind of cringes when I pull him out. This year I almost thought well maybe not this year, but he just kind of belongs. And I think there are few things that ought never change. And I have decided this is one.