This year, the holidays are bittersweet.
We usually travel home every year. There’s just something about gathering with family that you haven’t seen all year that makes the holidays that much more special.
We decided for the first time to stay home. With three young kids I’ve been brainstorming ideas to make our first Christmas at home really special.
I remember as a kid, standing on a chair, helping my mom tear up pieces of bread for the stuffing. The smell of sweet potato pie baking in the oven. And our tradition of riding around looking at Christmas lights. I loved every moment.
They may not have been specific things that we did or made each Christmas, but the memories and warmth are what I remember. That’s what I’m after with my girls.
I gathered some ideas that will make the most of the time we have, as well as create memories that my girls will take with them forever.
Make Christmas Tree Ornaments
Pajamas, hot chocolate, Christmas movie
Bake Christmas goodies
Write letters to Jesus
I love all the ideas. And I can’t wait to make some Christmas memories with my girls.
What are your Christmas traditions? Are you doing anything new this Christmas?