Powered by Mom wants to know what are your holiday traditions?
Do you decorate your Christmas tree with a certain theme, perhaps no Christmas tree, leave out cookies and milk for Santa, open presents at a certain time or forgo presents. We all have our own “traditions” some we’ve brought with us from our childhood and some we’ve created as adults with our partners, children and friends. Let’s share, be merry and find out and enjoy reading what everyone else does.
Here’s our first tradition our theme for our tree is to have lots of colors. We have ornaments of all colors, although I keep trying to sneak in more purple all the time lol. We always have an angel on top of the tree although growing up my mom always put this tall blue spiky thing on the tree we called it the North Star :). The angel is not on our tree above only because we still had to trim the top when I took this picture it’s hitting our ceiling in the picture.
Another you will notice is that you can see no tinsel. I love tinsel but we decided before our daughter was born that between our mischievious cats and playful dogs we didn’t want to chance the tinsel and them eating it. That would not have been good for any of us. When I look at our picture it seems like we don’t have many ornaments on but it’s actually full of them lol
It’s hard to take a good picture at night with lights to get that ambiance but that is my favorite part sitting down on the couch and looking at the tree at night time with the lights glowing.
Here’s a few other of our traditions:
We always open ONE present and only ONE on Christmas Eve this was something my family did
We have our Christmas tree up as early as we can in December this year it wasn’t until about December 8
We don’t take our tree down until after New Year’s Day
My daughter leaves out cookies, milk and carrots on Christmas Eve – the carrots are for the reindeer as she didn’t want them to fee left out 🙂
I think traditions can be fun and can instill a family bond so I encourage them as long as they’re about kindness, fun and don’t do any harm of course. So what are some of your traditions?