Christmas Traditions

Hi, everyone. For today’s post I wanted to share some of my Christmas traditions with you. I love this time of year, it’s always so special. In my family we are a big fan of traditions, it’s always fun to look forward to doing some of these things. It puts me in the festive spirit.

When I was little my mom used to put up the Christmas one of the first days in November. As we got older, times got busier and that just wasn’t doable anymore. For the last few years, we’ve started a new tradition of putting up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. I love doing this. It makes the day extra special. We put Christmas music on and all help decorate the tree.

I’ve always enjoyed looking at Christmas lights. It makes the cold winter nights a little brighter. Every year the week of Christmas my whole family goes out, we drive around and look at lights. It can be super relaxing to do. Some of the houses around us go all out for Christmas. I’ve seen the houses that sync their lights with music, ones that are completely covered in lights, that make scenes, and houses that put TV’s in their window to make it look like Santa is peaking. I love this Christmas tradition.

I am one of the biggest fans of sugar. I’m not a huge fan of junk food and soda doesn’t really appeal to me that much. But if you put a cookie in front of me, I have to eat it. Every year my mom, sister, and I make a few dozen cookies and a gingerbread house. When we were younger we used to put a ton of candy on the gingerbread house, nowadays we just do it for it for decoration. We make a gingerbread house from scratch, bake it, and buy all the candy from the store. I’ve never actually made one of those store-bought gingerbread houses before.

Another thing we used to do almost every week when we were younger was watch Christmas movies. Every Friday my mom would buy popcorn, soda, and those boxed candies like you would get at the theater, and we would watch Christmas movies. This is another one of those traditions as we’ve gotten older we haven’t been able to do as much. We always get to do it at least once though.

I love wrapping presents, I know some people hate it, but I love it. I consider myself a pro. Every year I take a day just to wrap presents. Normally I blast Christmas music or throw on a movie. I love decorating them and making them look all pretty. It’s just a fun time for me.

I hope you all enjoyed my Christmas traditions. If you missed my last blog post I will have it linked here. What’s your Christmas traditions? Leave it in the comments below. I would love to read them.

x. Cattleya

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