Monday, November 22, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1: Christmas/Holiday traditions

I'm a HUGE fan of the Holiday's so I was so excited to participate with Aly and Molly for their blog hop!
I promise to make a better effort of participating with all 14 days unlike the last 30 day blog challenge that I "attempted" - ha!

Day 1: Christmas/Holiday Traditions

  • My first tradition is that I turn on holiday music starting November 1st every year in my car. I absolutely love Christmas music and it makes me happy:)
  • One of the longest running traditions with my family is that we go and cut down our family Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We all load up into a big work van and drive an hour away to cut down the perfect tree for the family. Its something I look forward to every yeear
  • Every Christmas Eve we spend time at my Grandma's house [my dad's mom's]. When we were younger we would have a visit from Santa Claus and with Santa we would sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. After Santa left, we would go to church as the entire family.
  • For the past few Christmas's we have spent Christmas morning in the airport flying out west to go snowboarding - but prior to traveling, we would wake up every Christmas morning and have our casserole and pecan loaf. To this day, if i smell the breakfast casserole cooking it smells like Christmas morning
One idea I got from a blog last year is to open up your Christmas cards that you receive in the mail that day at the dinner table, and say a short prayer for every family that sent you a card. I think its important to keep the real meaning of Christmas in mind at all times!

I can't wait to make more traditions with my family.

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Aly @ Analyze This said...

I looooove the idea of opening your cards at the dinner table! Thanks for passing that along! I may attempt to do that this year!! :)

Thanks for playing along! I will be sending you reminders to blog! Haha!

All I want for Christmas is Youuuuu!

Molly said...

I LOOOOVEEE the idea of opening your cards together as a family and saying a prayer for each one, SO great. Totally stealing that idea.

Thanks for joining the challenge girl!


Kerbi said...

I too love the idea of opening your Christmas cards at the dinner table and praying for the families! Happy Monday!

Kit said...

Opening the cards at the table is a GREAT idea!

Neely said...

Wow Lindsey what a cool tradition. Your tradition of cutting down your own tree makes me so jealous. Chad insists that we get a fake tree and I always grew up with real ones! Cant wait to see what else you post for the 12 days challenge!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the Christmas Card idea, so cute!

Summer said...

Love the idea of opening Christmas cards at the dinner table and snow boarding how fun!!!!

Summer :0)

Miss Chelsea said...

I, too, failed miserably at the 30day blog challenge ha!

I love foods that make you think of Christmas! Yumm I may have to try your casserole, it sounds delish

~Haley~ said...

I looove the Christmas card idea! I found your blog from the 12 Days Challenge & am now following, as a fellow Ohioan. :)

Lindsay said...

OH I love the Christmas card idea. HOW CUTE! I may have to start that with my family :)

Kelly said...

Your traditions are soo sweet!! I love that you all cut down your own tree for the holidays, soo cool! And having Santa sing "Happy Birthday to Jesus" is too cute :-) Love the idea about praying/thinking of those who have sent cards. Too cool! Of course I have the patience of a child, so there is not way I'd be able to wait to open our cards ;-)

Venessa said...

Opening the cards at the dinner table is an awesome idea! You have a cute blog...I am now following.

L said...

I really hope one day I get to take part in cutting my own Christmas tree. It sounds like such a fun tradition and so Christmasy lol!

Steph S. said...

I really love the Christmas Card at the table idea! That is nice! I don't know if i could ever do that, though... i rip them open and hang them up asap, you know - always in a hurry, that's me! lol... really, it's just anxiety. I get excited over snail mail :)

I've been enjoying 93.3, have you? I listen to it all day at work, and if i don't tune in at the office, i'll listen to it on the iheartradio app while i cook dinner. Christmas... Columbus... radio, which reminds me - I will be shopping/staying at Easton Monday, Dec.6th thru 7th :D