Christmas Traditions

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Most families have a few specific Christmas traditions that they live by year after year. One of ours is collecting a new ornament for our tree for that year. My husband and I have been doing this since we got together in 2003. We actually have all 10 of our ornaments we’ve collected in-hand and in-tact!! These are prized possessions this time of the year!

10 Years of Ornament Collecting!
10 Years of Ornament Collecting!

I like to try to find really cute ornaments that either already have the year on them (meaning the ornament is the year), or is represents us and where we’re at in our relationship at that time.

So, we started our search for our 2013 Christmas ornament. Over the last couple of years we have really gotten into Sons of Anarchy and decided that would be the perfect ornament for us this year. I went on a search for one online and found one (and it will even be here before Christmas!!).

2013 Ornament
2013 Ornament

A second tradition we have is to put up Christmas lights, as most people do. We’ve lived in some apartments that haven’t allowed us to hang lights up outside so we would just hang them up inside the house. This year, however, we own our house so we can do whatever we want!! YAY!!

It's dark, but the lights are really pretty at night!
It’s dark, but the lights are really pretty at night!

Another tradition we have is for all of the kids to decorate their own stockings for Christmas. Every year I purchase inexpensive stockings and some glitter glue and they all sit at the table and go to town on decorating the stockings with their names, snowman’s, Christmas trees, candy canes, and anything else they can think of. My kids are quite creative!

Decorating Christmas Stockings
Decorating Christmas Stockings

What holiday traditions do you have that you just can’t not-do every year?

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