I am big on traditions. I grew up in a household with lots of holiday traditions – we celebrate Christmas. And I cannot wait to start traditions with Theo this year! Last Christmas he was only 8 weeks old, so we were all just trying to survive. I wanted to share some of my favorite holiday traditions, and find out what yours are as well!!
My favorite part of our house to decorate every year is not the tree, but the mantle. I have framed our Christmas cards since 2006, when we got married. I display them on the mantle! While one day we will run out of room for all of our cards, it will be fun to look back and see how our family grew and changed year over year, especially when Theo gets older.
Every Christmas Eve, we would leave cookies and milk out for Santa. My friend designs and makes these cutting boards and we have one for Theo so that he can leave treats out for Santa and his reindeer too! If you are interested in learning more about the cutting boards, leave me a comment or send me an email and I will get you in touch!
We never decorated gingerbread houses, but we did cookies! My husband’s family also decorates cookies. We wanted to do gingerbread house decorating with Theo! He might be a little too young this year to really enjoy it, since he just immediately started eating the sprinkles and licking the gingerbread pieces when we put them in front of him. But it was cute nonetheless. Next time, we will be prebuilding the houses with a hot glue gun (a pro tip I got from a friend!) before we decorate, since Theo’s house immediately collapsed.
Tell me about your holiday traditions!
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