With the happiest time of the year rapidly approaching, I realized that I want to start holiday traditions that I can continue for years to come.
Granted, last year was a little bit different because we had a newborn, and I was in the process of moving, I still wanted to get into the holiday cheer.
The first Thanksgiving I spent with my now husband, the day after we went and got our 4 ft Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I remember how excited I was for this little tree. We got home, set it up, and listened to Christmas music while drinking hot coco and I realized that he was the man for me. Never once did he complain about doing the kitchy little things. Instead he took pride in decorating and we laughed, smiled and shared stories.
The next year, right before the birth of our daughter, I knew I wanted to go bigger. This time we happened to buy a beautiful 6 foot tree. This tree was absolutely gorgeous. We got it home, he carried it up the flight of stairs and we went to put it in the stand. Well lets just say the trunk was about a foot too big for the stand. After 3 saws and multiple trips to the hardware store, we finally got it to fit. Our beautiful 6 ft Christmas tree ended up being about 5’4 in the end. It was such a good memory!
This year, we continued with going bigger. We ended up with an 8 foot tree and I am in love. Our ornaments are something that mean so much to us. We collect them from every place we go. Its always fun grabbing ornaments out and reliving the days.
Our second tradition is to bring Harley to go see Santa. I remember last year when she was only 2 weeks old, all I could think about was a family photoshoot with Santa. Off to the mall we went! I am looking forward to the yearly photos with Santa.
But I realized these are my only traditions. I want more. I want to branch out. So help me with ideas! What are some of the great traditions in your family?