Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. Even though I am not winter's number one fan (or it's fan at all really),as they say... Christmas IS the most wonderful time of the year. I just love people's spirit this time of year. Yes, it is very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everything, but I feel for the most part, everyone is in such a kind and giving mood during Christmas time. And that makes me very happy.
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Christmas traditions with you on this post. Maybe my traditions will inspire you to start a new tradition with your own family and friends. Because... ps... Christmas traditions are THE BEST!
One simple but fun tradition I do with my immediate family is cook pancakes every Christmas morning for breakfast. Matt and I do our own little Christmas really early, my sister and her family do their own Christmas, then we all meet at my parents house around 9-10:00 am, and I make everyone pancakes. It's so simple, but my two nephews will talk about it for the whole month leading up to Christmas! They LOVE it (as do I)! :)
A really hilarious tradition my husband and I do with his side of the family is something called "Thrift Christmas". If you've got a fun out-going family or group of friends, you MUST try this easy and outrageously fun tradition. We are each assigned one person to buy an entire outfit for. The rules: You must buy everything for that person at a thrift store. Whoever gives the most outrageous and hilarious outfit is the winner! It makes for some good laughs and extra crazy pictures. Here is just one example... (Oh my, I cannot believe I am sharing this, although I think Matt got off a lot worse than I did.)
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Always keep in mind the true meaning for this beautiful Christmas season.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men." Luke 2:11-14 KJV