Saturday, November 29, 2014
Preparing For The Holidays One Tradition At A Time
Before my husband and I began having our children we made a conscience choice to incorporate as many traditions as we could into our family life. When it came to the holidays we decided on which ones we would continue to pass on and which ones we would begin ourselves.
The decorating of the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving is a tradition that I believe may have begun with my grandmother and I distinctly remember my father always doing it. So we now begin the process of preparing for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving.
Some other traditions that are just as great are the eating of super yummy leftovers, listening to Christmas music while we decorate, and deep cleaning the house in preparation for the new year.
This year was a bit different because my children are now all big enough to help us put together the tree and decorate. They couldn't get enough of it. I loved how genuinely excited they were to help their daddy put together the tree. My daughter would then ask one of her brothers to dance with her to the Christmas music.
It is such a nice time to gather together as a family unit after the annual stuffing of the faces happens with Thanksgiving and do something that everyone enjoys doing together. I couldn't help but have a big smile on my face while we all worked together to bring some holiday cheer into our home.
Do you have traditions in preparing for the holidays? What are they? Have they been passed down from one or many generations?