My Favorite Christmas Traditions




I've already mentioned The Nutcracker, but I thought it would be nice to talk about some of the other traditions my family has. I'll start from the beginning. On the evening of Thanksgiving, after the meal has been had, it's time to decorate my parents' house. We listen to Christmas music and make the entire house look like a wreck with boxes on boxes everywhere, and we snack on lebkuchen (first photo). This has always been the tradition in my family. Though my brother and I are grown, my mother still insists on buying us advent calendars, and I'm certainly not complaining. It's another cute tradition, and it's free chocolate.

Though a lot of the traditions we have are old and cemented in by now, it's nice to bring in something new every once in awhile. I've been talking about getting a Christmas calendar candle for a couple years now, and this year the thought was actually followed through. I love this candle, and I think the idea is really sweet, and I'll definitely continue this new tradition from now on.

Of course, the real love for these traditions, both old and new, have more to do with the people you're celebrating with than anything. My family has grown a new generation this year, and it's been wonderful sharing these traditions with someone new. I hope she feels the same love for them in another twenty years.


6 comments:

  1. That sounds like lovely traditions! My mum buy me and my brothers advent calendars too, even though we're all grown up. But as you said, it's free chocolate and it's kind of a nice reminder daily to breathe, have some chocolate and be excited about Christmas! Xx

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    1. Exactly! It's a lovely little moment every morning!

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  2. How sweet; I think every family has a ton of traditions - often some we don't realise we each have in place until you really think about it! Yours sound lovely and I also hope the new addition to your family continues the traditions 20 years from now :) Have a wonderful Christmas Amber!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle, and I hope your Christmas was wonderful as well!

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  3. Awhh these are such lovely traditions!! I wish I could have an advent calendar (I'm intolerant to lactose, so most chocolate is off limits for me... I really should find a dark chocolate calendar!). I'm going to make florentines, though, and devour them all with a glass of wine on Christmas Eve. That's one of my families traditions!


    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Oh no, I hope you do manage to find a dark chocolate calendar! They're so fun. Your tradition sounds lovely though, and I hope it (and your Christmas) was this year!

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