There are about 80 traditions that we have this time of year in my family (or so it seems) and most of them are around because we truly love them. Our Christmas countdown advent calendar. Our family visits. All the baking I do. Seeing the local lights.
Andy and I even have a gift wrapping tradition.
It’s a busy time of year, and it likely seems ridiculous to fill it with more requirements, but I don’t seem most of these traditions as a burden, they are a fun way to really enjoy the season and almost all of them are about spending time together. When work is super busy, when school is busy, these are the moments that we can treasure. (Except Christmas cards. They cause me stress every year!)
I recently wrote an article on Ottawa Family Living about family traditions and how I may hold them a little too tightly at times, ways that we can introduce or review our traditions each year, and why they are so special to me. Hop over to read it on their site.
What are some of your favourite holiday traditions? Which ones would you like to ditch? Comment below!