Christmas Decoration Tradition with Jolly Time Popcorn

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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.

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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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A Mommy blogger who loves working from home while raising her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old boy/girl twins with her husband. I have a passion for learning and enjoy anything having to do with the technical side of blogging. I am also always working on self-improvement and being the best mom I can to my children. I am also a bit of a coffee addict! ❤


  1. Dena Sablotny says

    Have you carried some over from when you were a child, or did you start new one’s of your own? Carryover opening one gift on xmas eve, new tradition watching xmas movies and having popcorn, lots of popcorn.

  2. Jennifer Hokanson says

    Love decorating with cranberries and popcorn. Traditional!!

  3. We always made popcorn garlands when I was a kid…they went out with the tree for the birds to have a treat!

  4. Julie Wood says

    I would love to make these for Christmas next year! It looks so pretty, and to have something original on the tree would be great! Thanks for posting this!

  5. Jennifer Jordan says

    I just like to decorate the tree as a family with Christmas music playing in the background.

  6. Julie Harris says

    My boys are older now but we always decorate the tree together every year. I also get them a new ornament each year to represent what they were “into” that year.

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