My memory is filled with Christmas Traditions from my childhood. New pyjamas on Christmas Eve, baking and singing Christmas Carols with my Memere are some of my warmest memories. Now that I have my own kids, I want to make Christmas time magical for them so they will always remember what the holiday is about; family, friends, cookies, giving, love and laughter.
I saw an idea floating around Pinterest last year, where you collect 25 Christmas Books and wrap them up. Each night, your kids gets to open one to read before bed time. I already had Christmas Books lying around, so I put them away to use for this. I also picked some up at Value Village. Value Village is my favourite place to buy children’s books. They are only $0.99, and if you buy 4 you get the 5th free.
I introduced them, by my some waking up one morning and finding them under the tree with “Elf the Elf”. Elf the Elf, is our Elf on the Shelf. He is a magical Elf, that returns to the North Pole each night to tell Santa how the kids he lives with were. My son had the choice to give him any name he wanted, and he choose Elf the Elf 🙂
I look forward to adding new traditions as we grow as a family. One day, I hope my children can pass along their warmest memories and traditions to their own family. What are some of your favourite Christmas Traditions?