The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I look forward to it like a 7-year-old looks forward to Santa coming down the chimney. My excitement has never been about presents or about any of the commercial aspects of Christmas. My excitement for the holiday season is about traditions and family.
We had several traditions when I was growing up that we all looked forward to like an advent calendar, Christmas tree hunting, and decorating the tree. Some of those traditions have carried over to my family. Casey’s family had their traditions and some of those have carried over to our family as well. We have also worked to start our own traditions with our kids, things that are unique to our family.
Each year we seem to come up with new traditions and Casey and I learn about what we each did as kids. And as more time has passed, more and more of those conversations result in more traditions for our own family. Hopefully we keep adding traditions year after year. These are the things our kids are going to look back on and remember as being the most joyful and happy times of their lives. I want my kids to be able to look back and be just as excited about Christmas as I am now as a parent.
Just as my kids have developed their favorite Christmas traditions, I have developed mine as well. A lot of those favorite traditions are traditions that came from my childhood. Here are a few!
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