24 Days of Christmas: Christmas traditions

Most families have some sort of Christmas traditions they participate in each year. It might be a tradition that was passed down the years, or something your family hs begun in recent years. My family has a few tried and true traditions we love and look forward to each year. If your family doesn’t have any traditions, you can easily create some new ones that will lead to lasting memories.

1. Baking Christmas Cookies

I am the mother of two little girls. We love baking cookies at our house, and we love to try different kinds. Baking Christmas cookies is fun, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and you can share your cookies with others. Wrap up your cookies in a cute container or basket and deliver them to a neighbor or friend. They’ll love it, and so will you!

2. Opening Christmas gifts

We now have such a large family that we draw names to prevent everyone from having so many gifts to buy. On one side of the family we only buy for the children. Either way, we love shopping for things our loved ones will love. Seeing joy in those little faces when they open their gifts is the best feeling ever!

3. Visiting Santa and Riding the Country Christmas Train

There is a little town an hour west of us called Denton. Denton is home to the Denton Farm Park, which opens up each Christmas so families can enjoy music, the little farm town, food and hot cocoa, visit Santa, and ride the Country Christmas Train! We have been visiting each year for the past few years and we love it. This year, our oldest daughter enjoyed riding some ponies, and last year, we took a horsedrawn carriage ride. The train is definitely our favorite, though.

4. Reading “The Night Before Christmas” the Classic Edition

Every year on Christmas Eve, my girls, husband and I read “The Night Before Christmas.” We have this exact story book, which features full color fold out and pop up pictures. It’s a beautiful book, and we always look forward to reading it. You can order your own here.

5. Christmas is for family

“Each year, we visit both sides of my family and both sides of my husband’s family. We traditionally have lunch and open gifts with his family on Christmas Eve, and have breakfast at his grandmother’s house on Christmas Day. Visiting everyone is hard, but we always manage to do it somehow. When we’re all together, we love to settle down and watch a great family movie. Pure Flix has a variety of wholesome movies for the whole family!”

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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