Today I am sharing wonderful Christmas traditions that might give you ideas for your own family. And, to add a little something fun, I’ve been taking pictures as I’ve visited friends’ houses this Christmas season and am sharing the beautiful and unique ways they decorate their homes for Christmas.
I hope you enjoy hearing my friends’ wonderful traditions and seeing how they make their homes welcoming and special for their loved ones during the holidays (These aren’t fancy “staged” photos, just real life shots taken with an iPhone!)
“Our children make ornaments for grandparents every year with their handprints. Such a sweet tradition for our family.”
“I love our nice Christmas Eve dinner of filets, twice baked potatoes, salad, and then fudge pie with peppermint ice cream!”
“On Christmas Eve, one of the children will read Luke 2 (and sometimes act it out!). And then each child gets to open one present. “
“Santa comes in on Christmas Eve to my parents’ house and hands out one gift to all the grandchildren, then we open every gift under the tree. We all dress up and it’s such a beautiful tradition for our family.”
“We bring out The Kindness Elves during the Christmas season. It’s similar to Elf on a Shelf, but it involves going kind things for others. It is a sweet tradition for our family. “
“As a child, my family put luminaries out on Christmas Eve and now we do the same for our children. The girls love filling the bags with sand and lining our driveway with the beautiful lights.”
“Something kind of random, but my children love this old tradition called “The Green Pickle.” You hide the pickle everyday and the children have to find it. They love it!”
“Girls open one present Christmas Eve after church – and it’s always new Christmas PJs to wear to bed and wake up in Christmas morning! And we listen to Handel’s Messiah all month long!”
“Before we go downstairs on Christmas morning, all the kids climb in the bed and we read the Christmas story from the Bible. I love to remind them of the real gift of Christmas and the real reason we are celebrating before everyone gets swept into presents!.”
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? Please share below!