Christmas Traditions

Blessed is the season

which engages the whole world

in a conspiracy of love.

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

One of my favourite parts about Christmas is the tradition. I remember, when I was younger, we would stay up the whole night on Christmas Eve until the clock struck twelve, and then we would open our Christmas presents. That tradition eventually died out, but I know that there are so many traditions I’ll be bringing back in the years to come.

Here are a few traditions that you can keep in mind:

  • Advent calendar: I love advent calendars! Mostly for the chocolate, but I have my eye on some beauty ones that I’d like to get next Christmas.
  • Bake gingerbread men: Perhaps this is a tradition of mine already, as for the past few years I’ve been baking gingerbread men every year.
  • Christmas Eve box: This one is so exciting and I don’t care if it was intended for kids- I WILL BE DOING THIS. You put a set of pjs, snacks and a Christmas movie in a box that someone will open on Christmas Eve. Need I say more?
  • Elf on the Shelf: This is a very old tradition in many families. Basically, every day of December the elf mysteriously moves to a different place in the house. This works best on children.
  • Cookies and milk for Santa: How could you not leave cookies and milk out for Santa? Although, I’ve seen that cookies and beer is the latest trend…
  • Carrots for Santa’s reindeer: Don’t (I repeat: don’t) forget about the reindeer!
  • Santa’s shoebox: This year was my second time filling a shoebox for a child. I absolutely love it and have intentions to do it again next year!

What traditions do you have?

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