Saturday, December 01, 2007

Christmas Traditions

So last year I started a Christmas Traditions album and never really finished this year I have been working on it and really thinking about what traditions we have in our family.

Old Traditions:

*we get our tree the saturday after thxgiving

*we go to a tree farm and cut our own down

*the kids get a new ornament every year

*we listen to Christmas music while decorating

*we make a gingerbread house

*we go see christmas lights one night

*we make goodies

*pick two names from Angel Tree

*we watch Christmas movies

*the kids get new pajamas to sleep in the night before Christmas

*we always have a special meal for our family Christmas morning

New Traditions:

*watch Polar Express the day we get our tree. Since the tree has to dry overnight...this gives the kids something to look forward too that evening. We can drink hot cocoa and turn on all the Christmas lights.

*waiting tree - this is the first year that we have had the kids are really excited to start today.

what are some traditions that you do as a family? do you look forward to them ever year?