I’ve been reading about lots of fun Christmas traditions and have made a mental note to remember them for the years to come when our daughter is older (she will only be 9 months old this Christmas). Instead of relying on my memory I thought I’d collect these ideas in this post so I can not only save them, but share them with you too! Here are the Christmas traditions I’m loving.
I love reading to our daughter, so Me & B Make Tea’s Christmas Book Advent Calendar is right up my alley! The books don’t have to be new. You can wrap books you already own or buy second-hand books from charity shops.
There are some great printable advent activity calendars around. I love the idea of doing something festive on each day of the countdown to Christmas! Some examples include:
My parents always gave us Christmas Eve presents as a child and this is one tradition I want to start with my own children. The typical gifts to be included in a Christmas Eve box are:
I got quite excited when I saw The UnNatural Mother’s post about salt dough tree decorations. It brought back memories of making my own salt dough decorations as a kid.
Wouldn’t it be nice to make a decoration each year as a keepsake. I may even start this tradition this year with some handprint ornaments.
Our local carols by candlelight are held about a week before Christmas. It finishes with a huge fireworks show. I go every year and it always gets me in the festive spirit!
I like the idea of my children leaving some of their toys under the Christmas tree for Santa to take to less fortunate children, or donating them to charity before Christmas. This will teach the importance of giving but without having a money focus.
I’d love some more to add to this list. What are your Christmas traditions?