Merry Little Traditions

Christmas week is finally here!  There are people that look forward to it all year long and others that feel like they “just can’t believe it’s already here”.  Whichever one you happen to be, you cannot deny the magic that comes during this week.  One of the best parts of the holidays are traditions.  Does your family have special things they do each year?  Here’s a few from our team… I wonder if you can guess who’s traditions is who’s.

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  1. Christmas Eve Jammie Movie Night – Every year we open one present on Christmas Eve and it’s Christmas jammies. We choose a favorite Christmas movie, make hot cocoa, chocolate drizzled popcorn and snuggle up and drink in the magic. We end the night with kids in sleeping bags next to the Christmas tree.
  2. The Christmas pickle – Ever since the kids were little we have done The Christmas Pickle.  A decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning the kids crowd around the tree to see who can find it first. The finder gets a special Christmas gift!
  3.  Jesus Birthday Cake – We love to take time to each year to put the focus on what we feel is the most important part of the holiday – JESUS.  On Christmas Eve we take time to bake a birthday cake for JESUS and talk about the story of His birth. We bake a white cake and ice it white as well to symbolize us being as white as snow thanks to his gift to us.  Best gift ever!
  4. Secret Santa Jammie Exchange – On Thanksgiving we take turns drawing names from a hat with our entire family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc) to buy Christmas jammies and then we all exchange on Christmas Eve.  It’s so fun to see all the different jammies that everyone picks out for each other!

So who do you think each tradition belongs to?



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