This year was an important year to take note and really think about the Christmas traditions I want to start. Ones the girls love and will continue to as they get older. Ones like making cookies and delivering them to neighbors and friends, decorating the house inside and out, putting up the Christmas tree, decorating gingerbread men/houses and wrapping and putting presents under the tree.
Some of the biggest thrills this year were eating cookies (and the dough!), decorating with lights, turning on the lights especially the tree lights, wrapping presents and putting them under the tree and delivering cookies to neighbors.
My favorites were threatening good behavior with Santa's watching, baking cookies and seeing the magic of Christmas again through a child's eyes. And the free 12-foot tree my husband scored from a customer. It is beautiful!!!
Personally the ultimate is remembering why we celebrate this holiday. Our Savior. He was born on Christmas and by making it a point to tell the kids that it is Jesus' birthday.
Merry Christmas to everyone!!!