Christmas Decoration Tradition
Does your family have a Christmas decoration tradition? We have never had a specific holiday tradition per say, but there are certain things we do every year that goes hand-in-hand with Christmas. We always buy our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Also, since having our own house we always get a live tree.
There are many traditions people follow. Some make garland out of construction paper with their children, while other make popcorn and cranberry garland. I remember when I was in elementary school making holiday garland with popcorn and cranberries. I loved bringing my school projects home and sharing them with my mom. Now I have children who love to do the same with my and my husband.
Traditional Popcorn Garlands
- 3 quarts popped Jolly Time Pop Corn, unsalted and unbuttered
- 1 quarts whole raw cranberries
- 1 large spool was dental floss
- Several large crewel embroidery needles (the points can be rounded for children)
I love creating new traditions with our children. One tradition I have carried on with my children that was started with my mom was opening one Christmas present each year on Christmas Eve. I always looked forward to getting a pair of Christmas pajama’s each year when I was growing up. Now we do this tradition with our children and they love it!
My oldest daughter Megan already anticipates her Christmas pajama’s. In fact, a few days ago she said, ” I know you probably already have my new pajama’s for Christmas. Can’t we open them tonight so we can wear them now?” Ha, ha … No! My daughter now shares this tradition with me, by giving me a present on Christmas Eve that contains a pair of Christmas pajama’s.
What are some of the traditions you share with your children? Have you carried some over from when you were a child, or did you start new one’s of your own? I would love to here them!
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