Christmas Traditions

It’s that time of year again, December has arrived. I love Christmas time, the decorating, baking, gift exchanges and the family time. I am not a fan of shopping but I do love trying to be somewhat creative at picking out and designing gifts.

Holiday baking, who doesn’t love some fresh sweets?

Every year as a tradition I make Puppy Chow and cookies. I try and make a new recipe each year as well as a few I’ve done before. This year I will be adding one or two fudge recipes to the mix, my normal puppy chow, a couple cookies and maybe Christmas tree brownies again. What sweets do you make each year? Do you have one must do recipe?

As a couple, we have a few small traditions we do. Orange danish Christmas morning, we do stockings for each other, watch A Christmas Story typically more than once Christmas Day and each year I put together a date night gift from Santa. Yes, we are adults and I write from Santa on the gift. Putting to us from me just doesn’t seem as appropriate to me.

This year with it being Little Man’s first Christmas I want to start a few new traditions. Christmas Eve I would like to do a gift with PJ’s, a Christmas movie, hot cocoa when he gets older, and maybe a book. Last year during the after Christmas sales we bought a countdown pillow we will use. I’m not sure I want to jump on the Elf on a Shelf train, but I have seen some great ideas if we ever do.

What Christmas traditions do you have? I would love to hear them and might even make some of your traditions ours!

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