Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Continuing with co-hosting duties of 25 Days of Christmas with Star from over at Stars Pink World. Today's topic is Christmas Traditions
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Growing up and through the years we've kept our family traditions alive. The first beginning with our Christmas tree. We've had a live tree every year since I was 3. I'm not on my 23rd live Christmas tree. This one is currently in my living room...
We always get it the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving and try to have it completely decorated by the Wednesday. 

Another tradition, we open one Christmas present on Christmas eve. The rest have to wait till Christmas day. And yes, we still get up early to open all our gifts! 
Yep, that's me. Tired, no make up, in my pj pants on Christmas Eve 2009

Another thing we still do is leave cookies for Santa and hang our stockings. We go old school and have the traditional red/white stockings.
What's your Christmas Traditions? Link up and let us get to know them!

13 comments:

Mrs. Mootz said...

We used to open one gift on Christmas Eve too! Now that we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve with my dad though that one gift has turned into a handful...

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

We pretty much have the same traditions that you do. Usually instead of the 1 present on Christmas eve now, we open what's in our stockings

Dollface said...

We dont celebrate Christmas... but I love seeing all of the decorated houses!! xxxoo

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Your traditions sound like so much fun! Ours got all turned around when we got married so we're trying to start our own traditions.

love jenny xoxo said...

Yay for Christmas! I have the whole 4 Xmas to go to between the 2 days, so it gets a little crazy but gotta see everyone! Each Xmas has it's own traditions I couldn't miss!

XOXO

Sunshinemeg said...

I love traditions! Especially this time of year

samnhal said...

We do a live tree each year. My dad pretends like he hates he hassel, but I know he loves having them too.

star said...

We open gifts with my family on Christmas Eve too! I love that you leave cookies for Santa! I've never done that, not even as a kid. Thanks for co hosting lady!

garden state prep said...

I love hearing other people's traditions! We tried the open one present Christmas Eve for a few years, but it never stuck. My mom always gets me a new pair of Christmas pajamas, which is one of my favorite traditions! I also love Christmas morning pancakes.

Kelsey Claire said...

Love your traditions! My hubby is a real tree man, but we have always had artificial. Oh what to do...

Lindsey said...

We always left Christmas cookies too!! And then the next morning "Santa" left us a note on the napkin! ;) Such great memories!!!

have a great week!!

Kassie said...

We still leave out cookies and milk for Santa, and celery for the reindeer. :) Will have to every year, uh huh. :)

Oh, and I saw your poll!! I recommend Bali over Fiji any day. For me, Fiji was kind of overrated; basically Hawaii with an insane price tag. I've been to all the ones listed, so if you want recommendations let me know! :)

Miranda said...

This is SO FUN! :-)