December 13, 2010
Before we had children, Corey and I would discuss what kinds of traditions we'd like to have for the Christmas holidays. I guess we hoped to have figured it out by now but we are still deciding what kinds of things we'd like to do every year with our family.
One tradition we started last year was in regard to our gift giving. We decided that each person (just he and I at the time) would get 4 gifts from one another. We would cover the categories WANT, READ, WEAR, NEED. I did not invent this at all. I actually stole the idea from this blog She sells precious tags for the gifts in her shop but I'm sure you could make some yourself!
Next year we will start buying a live Christmas tree to decorate. Corey asked if we could wait until the kids are walking. I don't think there is a lot of logic behind this other than he wants to put it off another year!
We will start visiting Santa's Wonderland every year next year when the kids will enjoy it a bit more. They have apparently had the same Santa every year for at least the last 10 years! I think it would be a fun day trip (it's in College Station). You can take a hayride through the lights or just drive your car. You can also get hot chocolate before you travel through the lights!
We also started buying the kids an ornament that reminds us of them. I'd like to do this every year in hopes that when they have their own tree someday they'll have ornaments to decorate it with.
Next year we'd like to go to Christmas Eve service every year. This is usually a norm for us but this year we're avoiding church for a few more months due to germs. We're going to try to keep them as healthy as possible through this sickly time of year. We definitely don't want two sick preemies!
We want to read The Night Before Christmas and set out cookies for Santa.
I'm sure that I'm forgetting a few traditions but my real intention in posting this blog is to ask...what are YOUR Christmas traditions? Leave a comment and let me know what your families unique traditions are!
p.s. the babies are doing great! more about them later!
Posted by Brittani Oliver at 5:07 PM