Christmas traditions are a huge part of what makes this holiday so much fun and really special. Every year we look forward to the same traditions that we do year after year. There are so many different traditions that people do for Christmas it is hard to only pick a few. I narrowed down all of my favorite Christmas traditions to my top 5 favorite Christmas traditions that the whole family can enjoy.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. Now that we have two little girls we try to do things that will be fun for all of us. Christmas is supposed to be a really happy time when families come together and make memories. I love seeing the joy on my kids faces on Christmas morning. It reminds me of how happy I was as a kid on Christmas morning. Many of the Christmas traditions I have in my family are traditions that I have carried on from my own childhood.
Who doesn’t love cookies! Every year my girls and I love to bake Christmas cookies. We like to make sugar cookies that we cut out with cookie cutters and we decorate with icing and sprinkles. Sometimes we will choose one or two other types of cookies and make those too. It is really nice to make a bunch of cookies and give them as gifts to friends and family.
Going to see Christmas light displays is one my family’s favorite things to do every year. We absolutely love looking at all the beautiful colors and creativity that goes into each and every display. We have made it a tradition to put on our cozy pajamas and get a hot cocoa. We ride through some of the neighborhoods that put up really nice light displays. Sometimes we will get out and walk around and take some pictures. It is fun for the whole family.
Elf On The Shelf:
The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition we started a couple of years ago and my kids absolutely love it! Every morning they are so anxious to get out of bed to see what the elf has been up to while they were asleep. It has become a fun game for the whole family. My husband and I love to get creative and put the elf in some silly situations.
Santa Claus is a huge part of Christmas how could we leave him out! Every year we make sure to visit Santa before Christmas so my kids can tell him what they want him to bring them. Of course we also want to get a cute little picture that we can put up on our mantle. On Christmas Eve we do little things like leave milk and cookies for Santa and leave a carrot for Rudolf. My husband and I make sure that Santa leaves presents under the Christmas tree for the kids to open on Christmas morning.
Every year we have done an advent calendar with our kids. They seem to really enjoy counting down the days until Christmas or maybe they just enjoy getting a chocolate treat every day! Instead of buying another throw away calendar I decided to make our own advent calendar that we can reuse every year. It turned out so adorable! Check out my tutorial if you would like to make your own advent calendar. http://www.lilposies.com/d iy-santas-sleigh-advent-calendar/
I hope this list of my favorite Christmas traditions will help you to start your own family traditions. What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions to do with your family? I would love to hear about them. Please leave me a comment in the comments section!