Christmas Traditions...

>> Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I was reading a blog the other day and the day's topic was family traditions at Christmas. Every family has them, sometimes there are several of them. Growing up we had 2 traditions that occured during the Christmas season.

1. The Pickle: the parent hides the pickle ornament in the tree and the children try to find the ornament. Whomever finds the pickle first gets a special present. This tradition started when my brother and I were younger. It seemed to always be a competition every year to see who would be the big winner. This is a tradition I definitely want to incorporate into Christmas years down the road when we have children.

2.  Going out to eat as a family Christmas Eve. We did this every year either following Christmas Eve service or prior to it. The whole family would dress up and go to a nice dinner.

Now that I am married and a small family of my own, we have crafted several traditions of our own. However, one I am quite fond of. Every Christmas night we take a ride around several neighborhoods and enjoy the Christmas lights. It just adds some Christmas cheer to close out the holiday evening.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!