Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Traditions

Gah! I am already falling behind with these posts and it is only the third day! Let me tell you the end of the semester is the struggle and have I mentioned this semester has been killing me? lol

I love traditions, partially because I am a creature of habit but also there is just something so special about traditions and my family has a few traditions that I look forward to each Christmas season. Which our traditions tend to fluctuate with each passing season. I used to be way more into traditions but I have realized that traditions aren't as important as spending time with those that you love and celebrating the birth of Jesus. I still enjoy traditions though.

Helping Decorate the House
I always love decorating the house each year! I am probably the most festive one in the family, so I am either the one decorating or encouraging others to decorate. The mantel has been my biggest challenge in recent years, and I am always scouring Pinterest for ideas. Also, a lot of Christmas decorations are like 20 years old so I've been helping my mom get some newer and prettier decorations.

Holiday Baking
I love baking in general but there is just something so special about holiday baking. If my family has time me, my dad, and my brother will often make sugar cookies from scratch using an old family recipe. Otherwise, I enjoy still enjoy baking other festive treats! This year I am already planning on making some linzer cookies when I get home!

Christmas Mugs
Whenever the holidays roll around, we always replace our usual coffee mugs with Christmas ones! It really is not a huge tradition, but I love mugs and it just feels like Christmas drinking my coffee out of a Christmas mug!

Christmas Morning Waffles
Every year for as long as I can remember my parents have made these homemade sourdough waffles for breakfast, which again is another family recipe. These waffles just have the best flavor and texture and it just feels like Christmas with them.

Christmas Pajamas

I don't have a picture for this one. But again every year for as long as I can remember my brother and I each get one present on Christmas Eve and it is always pajamas. Which is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It just would not feel like Christmas without a new pair of pajamas to sleep in!

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

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