Thursday, December 3, 2015
5 New Traditions to Start this Season
I stole this idea from the "boo-ing your neighbor" trend that came out a few years ago around Halloween time. I like the idea of boo-ing your neighbor, but for some reason, I've never really gotten into it. Christmas, however, I get into.
I will share a few ways to do this later this month, but essentially you just put together a little goody basket/bag of fun Christmas-y things for your neighbors, leave it on the porch (extremely non-sketchy) and don't attach your name - just tell them to pass it on!
There are sooo many ways to do this. I will be sharing a few of my favorites later this month, but really just volunteering time, making a little craft, or handing out bags of toiletries to the homeless are easy ways to be gracious this season.
Christmas Cookie Baking Day
I've been doing this with my friends for a while now and we've done it several different ways. Originally we each brought ingredients to make our favorite cookies together and it was a blast. We ended up becoming too large of a group and running out of room (and time) to do that so we started making our cookies ahead of time and getting together to cook brunch and enjoy one another.
Now that I have a son, I intend to start this tradition with him and his friends.
Christmas Light Gander
As a child we would go pick up my Great-Grandparents one evening in December and drive all around town looking at Christmas lights. I remember oooh-ing and aaahh-ing from the backseat as we went around from house to house. It was nice way to get my grandparents out and about and a wonderful way to get in the spirit as we listened to Christmas music along the way.
As I've started my own family, the holiday season has become busier and more hectic than I had imagined. I make an effort to schedule a few weekends/evenings of nothing. Those nights are for Christmas movies, popcorn, hot cocoa, and pajamas. It's nice just to snuggle up, breath each other in, and remember the reason for the season.
Do you have any traditions for the holiday season?