Can you believe Christmas is this week??? No? Me either! I love this time of the year, but it seriously goes by SO quickly! I wish there were a few more weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I doubt that’ll ever change. 😉
If you haven’t figured it out already, I love love love decorating for Christmas!! Ha! Who am I kidding? If you’ve clicked on this blog in the last 3 weeks you know that’s a huge understatement. Anyways, I’m always looking for new Christmas traditions to start. Right now, it’s only my husband and myself plus our two crazy dogs, but hopefully we’ll have a bigger family one day, and traditions are always such a good idea for families. 🙂
So far, we don’t have a ton of Christmas traditions already, but we do have a few.
- We get our Christmas tree from the same place every year on Thanksgiving evening.
- We always try to watch a few Christmas movies together, like Elf, Miracle on 24th Street and Home Alone. Of course, we all know that my tv stays on the Hallmark channel all day every day when Jacob is at work. 😉
- I make (aka heat up in the oven) cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning while we open gifts. It randomly became a tradition and just kind of stuck. Maybe one day we’ll go for something a little more gourmet.
Those are really our own real traditions, so this year, I’ve been trying to come up with a couple more ideas. We decided to buy each other pjs to wear on Christmas Eve. My mom used to do that for me until I got married, so this year, I thought that might be something fun to do for each other. We will also try to make a big effort to go Christmas light looking before Christmas gets here. Things always get so hectic, so we haven’t been able to do it very much together, but maybe we’ll start a new tradition for that!
One year, I really want to do 12 days of Christmas by giving to others randomly for 12 days in a row. I always run out of time or am not prepared enough in advance, so it hasn’t happened yet, but hopefully next year!
What are some of your Christmas traditions? Please share because maybe we’ll pick up some of yours too!