Holiday Traditions

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Holiday Traditions
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Sat, 12-12-2009 - 8:46am

as i start my baking this morning i'm curious what your own traditions are.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 9:56am
oops..meant to place this in OT Discussions.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 10:13am

I can not think of a lot of traditions (in that something we do or do the same every year). As you said in your last paragraph some have changed doing the changing family.

I used to make cookies with the kids but that kind of fell off when they got old enough to do them on their own. Usually some cookies get baked every year but not as a group project and maybe not by the same person to year to year (I am actually making some today for an event at church tomorrow, the first time I have made them in a long time).

Opening one gift on Christmas has always been a tradition but it seem to be going away also. DD1 now spends Christmas Eve with her boyfriend's family so last year only two DDs were able to do it. This year DD3 will be working Christmas Eve.

We always drive around one evening close to Christmas and look at Christmas lights. I do not think that will every completely go away because I am the one that enjoys it the most but we will not ever do it as a entire family (and have not in a long time).

Our newest tradition was putting our Christmas tree up Thanksgiving weekend that started the first year DD1 was in college (hard to believe that was 8 years ago) because that is the best change of the college age child being home. DD3 is a junior this year. I am sure we will do it again next year but after that it may die away also.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 11:45am

we like driving around to see chrstimas lights too.

 

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Registered: 11-12-2009
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 6:17pm

Since I don't find these personal questions, I will answer ;)


1. Sending out Christmas cards. This year I sent cards with pics of the kids in Disney. Last year was a family picture on our cruise :)


2. Putting up a tree and decorations, many made by the kids.


3. Going to see tree lighting in town, going to see holiday parade in town, going to see Santa, driving around to see houses with lots of decorations.


4. Christmas Eve-putting reindeer food on lawn, putting out cookies and milk for santa, carrots for reindeer.


5. Opening stockings and all presents on Christmas Day.


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:41am

aww,reindeer food.

 

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Registered: 11-12-2009
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:47am
We made it last year but I have see it sold in stores. I HATE glitter so I don't keep it in my house so that would be the only thing I need to make it.
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Registered: 07-08-2001
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 1:25pm

We always watch the same 4 or 5 Christmas shows,

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 1:27pm
Ah, so it's not unheard of, lol! I thought my MIL was a genius when she sent some down a few years ago, when DS was 2.
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Mon, 12-14-2009 - 1:57pm

Here's an offshoot question/survey.LOL


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 2:05pm
Samantha and I made cutout sugar cookies yesterday. We're going to ice them and put sprinkles on them tonight. I also have to make pecan tassies. I usually make little nut roll cookies that are traditional in my family, but my mom always makes those and the recipe makes a ton. I think I'm going to try some candy this year. I saw a recipe for peppermint bark that I think will be good. I also want to make some orange marmalade and candied orange peels (maybe dipped in chocolate).

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