27 Creative Holiday Traditions: Start One This Year!

Looking for a fun new way to celebrate as a family? Check out these inspired ideas! (28 Photos)

Sally Farhat Kassab + Lindsay Tigar on Nov 1, 2013 at 1:33PM

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Creative Holiday Traditions You Should Start This Year

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a Sally Farhat Kassab + Lindsay Tigar on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:53PM

We all know why family holiday traditions are important -- they help your little unit feel extra close and make the days feel extra fun (even magical) for your kids. Whether you’ve got a new(ish) family and are looking for new ideas or you’re just tired of the same old cookies-and-carols routine, we've got fun, creative holiday traditions you can make your own.

Take the Same Picture Each Year!
In front of your tree, on your front porch, in front of the fireplace or next to that oak tree in your backyard -- pick a spot to take a family photo and keep taking it every year! You can coordinate oufits, wear Santa hats, include the family pup or make silly faces -- but the best part is that in 10 years, you can watch your toddler turn into a teen and your baby into a big kid!

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