12 Romantic Holiday Traditions to Start This Season

8. Plan a getaway
"My husband and I were married on December 30, so the holidays are doubly special. We try to take a mountain trip sometime during December to celebrate and have alone time. My favorite getaway though is the one we have at home. On that night, the kids go to Grandma's, and we share a nice wine, cheese and seafood spread, just for us." --Leslie

9. Start your holiday with romance
"On Christmas morning, after opening each other's presents, my husband and I cook a big, festive breakfast. We use china, crystal and even bring out the champagne and orange juice. The best part is that we do it all in our PJs!" --Jennifer

10. Keep a holiday love journal
"We have a 'Christmas book.' Every year my husband, children and I write an entry in this holiday-themed blank journal. It's like we have one place where all our Christmas cards to each other are saved!" --Kim

11. Soak up the lights
"I love when the tree is finished. When you turn all the lights in the house off, except for the tree, it's always so magical and romantic." --Gabby

12. Volunteer together
"There are so many groups that help the homeless and needy during the holidays. Joining in is a wonderful way to contribute to society and spend time with my special someone." --Carla

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