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Does Your Family Have Christmas Traditions? If So, We Want To Hear About Them! If Not, Take Some Of These And Make Them Your Own!

November 30, 2017

The Holiday Season is one of the most special times of the year! Christmas lights take neighborhoods from ordinary to enchanted; holiday music fills the crisp, empty air; and of course, freshly-baked cookies and sugary sweets take up all the open counter space. Along with the universally-known seasonal customs, each family tends to take a stab at creating their own holiday traditions, which make the Christmas season even more extraordinary!

I’ve always been somewhat of a simple girl when it comes to Christmas traditions. Like most, I enjoy listening to the time-honored tunes on my radio. I burn holiday candles and put up the tree with my family. Something changed for me this year, though. I began hearing all sorts of fascinating traditions that other families practice and, after taking in so many unique ideas for celebrating the Christmas season, I was eager to introduce some of them to my own family!

The first tradition that I learned about was having a Santa Claus dress-up contest! For this tradition, simply pick up some white shaving cream and scour your closet for “Santa-esque” pieces of clothing. Then, everyone dons their best Santa Claus outfits and adds a shaving cream beard - and it’s a party for everyone!

Have a Christmas movie night - complete with Christmas goodies! This is an easy one for all of us; everyone gets into their cozy PJs, every pillow and blanket in the house finds its way to the living room for a massive slumber party, and you put on your favorite Christmas movie. The night isn’t complete without some homemade, colorful, and personalized snacks!

Christmas carols as a family is another awesome way to spread Christmas cheer to your neighbors and family. A tradition that is not practiced by many anymore, Christmas caroling is fun for all and gets even the most “Grinch-y” people into a holiday mood. If you were to go caroling, what song would you want to sing?

And last, but certainly not least, hand-make your holiday cards! This is something that my grandparents used to do with my mom, and she loved it! It’s a great way to create a unique gift for someone else while spending quality time remembering the true spirit of the season - love.

If you have some other family traditions, be sure to share them with us! We’d love to find out how you spread your Christmas cheer!

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