My children always look forward to decorating for each of the holidays. They love pulling out the lights, linens, decals, and other decorations and helping to turn our home into a festive atmosphere! We have our Halloween decorations up still but we are all already anticipating setting up our Thanksgiving/Harvest decorations as well as our Christmas items! We had a tradition growing up where my mom would pick out a special ornament each year that coordinated but were each unique to all of us kids. It has been so fun looking back at my past Christmas ornaments and seeing what things stood out for our family that year that were represented in our our ornaments. For example, one year we took a trip to Mexico so that was reflected in our ornaments that year. It’s a tradition that really stands out to me and I’ve looked for ways to carry it on in my own home.
Another fun “tradition” of sorts that comes up every Christmas as we begin searching for great gifts for those in our family is a joke that always comes up about what to buy for my husband’s sister. When my husband was younger, every single year he would pick out a candle that he thought she would like. After a few years, it became a tradition and he began to look for candles with unique features such as candles that would burn for over 100 hours or unique shaped candles. Now, she doesn’t like receiving candles at all after so many years receiving them as gifts, but we still always go looking through the candle section just for fun!
What fun holiday traditions does your family have?
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