I love the holidays! As a kid, Christmas could not get here fast enough! I was always that kid who couldn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve because I was so excited about Christmas morning! Now as a mother, it is still just as exciting! To see the excitement on Noah's face when we talk about Christmas is just priceless! Holiday Traditions are part of what make the season so special and fun! There are holiday traditions that I did as a kid that I want to do with my kids each year, and there are also some new ones I want to start with my kids! So I thought I'd share some of our holiday traditions and I hope you will share some with me too!
Christmas Parade! Every year we go to a Christmas parade as a family! The marching band is my favorite part!
Watching "White Christmas" My mom and sisters and I started doing this each year when we got a little older. We all love the movie so we watch it every year! Now that we are all living separately we still make sure to watch it and tell each other we watched it! I do miss those days of gathering in the living room with my mom and sisters to watch it though!
Cookies for Santa! We can't forget to leave cookies out for Santa! I can't remember if we made cookies or not when I was a kid but with my kids each Christmas Eve I want to make it a tradition to make the cookies ourselves and decorate them and then leave them out for Santa!
Reading the Christmas Story Every year we would actually listen to "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on a cassette tape when we got into bed on Christmas Eve. I don't have that cassette tape so with my boys I'll read them the Christmas story from the bible and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" before bed on Christmas Eve each year.
Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas Morning! Every Christmas morning my mom would make us cinnamon rolls for breakfast! So delicious! That is one tradition I have kept up and will continue to keep up! Yum!
New PJ's! This is not something we did when I was a kid, but it's a tradition I have started with my kids. Every year I want to get them brand new comfy pj's to wear to bed on Christmas eve. So they'll be nice and cozy as they dream of sugarplums dancing in their heads!
What are some holidays traditions you did as a child? Do you still do these traditions with your children? What are some new ones you've started with your children?