Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Traditions

It's the little things that make the holiday, right? Every family ends up with their own traditions that make it unique. I know that in general, our Christmases look pretty similar to those of my family growing up. I do love the little things that we do that make it different, though. Like these:

  • Baking sugar cookies on Christmas Eve eve, then decorating them on Christmas Eve for Santa. Dude gets tons of cookies here. 
  • Jingle bells on the front door and garage door handles. Drives HD CRAZY. But I love it that I can hear bells consistently, but not constantly, throughout the holidays.
  • My growing collection of Nativities. I have the Little People, Willow Tree, a heart set, a small 2 piece set, and now 2 from Malawi. Well, HG gets one of those but for now they are both in the front hall.
  • My Christmas dishes. They will probably stay in the cupboard this year unless I get really productive this weekend. They are pretty, green trees with pink accents. Different than the Spode pattern that everyone and their brother has. 
  • Candied Pecans. My mother started this so I guess it's not new, really, but all of my local friends and their husbands start bugging me for them about this time of year.
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?


Keetha Broyles said...

I usually hang jingle bells on a couple of door knobs 'round here too - - - also drives FH crazy. This year I skipped hanging them. I do that from time to time, kinda "mix up" the way I decorate.

OK - - -you're gonna get TWO comments from me for this post 'cause I KNOW there was something else in there I wanted to comment on, but being old and half senile, I got THIS one finished and FORGOT what the other one was! So - - - I gotta go back to the post and LOOK before I make another comment.

Keetha Broyles said...

Yep - - - I KNEW there was something else in there.

I don't think I used my Christmas dishes at all last year, but I'm having friends over on Friday night and plan to use them then!!!]

Merry Christmas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the Pecans! I don't share them. Love your traditions. Watching Christmas movies, especially It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. Opening one present at a time, takes forever and I love it! Our newest tradition has been decorating Gingerbread Houses on Christmas day!