Christmas Traditions #ProjectLists14

Christmas Traditions #ProjectLists14

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What is #Project14Lists? Check out the details here! This is list number 6 and Day 7!

Previous Lists:

Why I Started a Book Blog #Project14Lists

How I’m Celebrating Yule #Project14Lists

Books I Want For Christmas #Project14Lists

2018 Reads I Didn’t Like #Project14Lists

Priority Books to Read in 2019 #Project14Lists

BLOGMAS The Grinch

Merry Christmas Eve! Although I also celebrate Yule, I combine Christmas as part of my Yule celebration (Christmas has major pagan roots, anyway!). We do not include any religious aspect to our celebrations (we are atheists), but still find joy creating holiday memories with our kids. My son is 5.5 and my daughter is 3. They are at a great age to really get the traditions rolling!

 

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We usually do this the first weekend in December. We order pizza and blast the Christmas music. If we plan it right, we watch a Christmas movie to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Fun Fact: We use the same fake christmas tree that I had as a child!

 

 

Drive around town and watch Christmas lights 

Our city has a few neighborhoods that go all out with Christmas lights. We also drive a few towns over to view large park displays

Visit Santa

This is one that most people who celebrate Christmas take their kids to do. We have a special Santa that we have been taking my kids to since my son was a baby.Image may contain: 2 people, people standing, shoes, child and outdoor It is a very authentic looking Santa and even has Mrs. Clause with him.  I love having the same Santa in our picture every year. Unfortunately, this year our city changed things up (without telling us) and not only moved the location of Santa, but did not have pictures available. They even told us the kids could not sit on his lap and had to walk past him and say hi. I was pretty upset about not getting our picture. But I cherish the pictures over the last 6 years. My kids did end up seeing a total of FIVE Santas this year. Here is one.

Matching Jammies

Yes, we are that family. I choose to do this because it is something that I always wanted to do with my family as a kid but we never did. Fortunately, my husband obliges my Christmas spirit and wears whatever I hand him.  Here is the set from last year! Image may contain: 4 people, including Shelbi CN and Max Nunery, people smiling, people standing and beard

New Ornaments

I am a sucker for ornaments. I do not have a designer tree. We our proud owners of the mod podge Christmas tree that is a combination of handmade ornamants and the personalized ones I’ve bought for my family over the years. Each of my kids get an ornament and then we get a family ornament for the year. This is the first year my son asked for his ornament. It shows that the tradition is becoming a fixture in his memories ❤️

Bake Cookies

My husband started this one as he does the baking. He makes cookies from scratch with the kids and they are so delicious!

Elf on the Shelf

Yep. I am one of those moms. But I am very low key about it. I don’t get super creative. I am lucky to remember to move the damn thing let alone stage a big scene for the kids to wake up to. No daily humble brag elf pictures from me. The kids do enjoy it though!

Christmas with Family

We have at least 3 parties we attend during the holiday season. If we are lucky, they aren’t all on the same day. I love doing this but I do hope to create a new tradition in the years ahead where my kids, husband, and myself, stay in our matching jammies all day Christmas and don’t leave the house.

Do you have Christmas traditions you keep with your family? What are some of your favorite Christmas memories? Let me know in the comments!

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

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I am trying to post at least 3 times a week. I will eventually get on a schedule but right now I am just flying by the seat of my pants. I usually plan out my posts the day of. Eep! I want to fix that eventually and have a whole month of blog posts scheduled out. Alas, I have not had the time to sit down and do that yet. 

BUT I do know that today should be a review day but I am just not feeling up to it quite yet.  I saw a few bloggers doing this tag so I felt that it was a good way to further procrastinate my review. PLUS it is Blogmas themed. I am not officially participating in BLOGMAS but every once in awhile I will have a Christmas related post so that kind of counts. 😀 

This Naughty or Nice tag is created by Jen over at Jeniely.

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Books I Want For Christmas #Project14Lists

Books I Want For Christmas #Project14Lists

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What is #Project14Lists? Check out the details here! This is list number 3 and Day 3!

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By the way, I am loving the schedule post feature. If you haven’t used it yet, I highly recommend it!

Its not that I need any more books but these are the books that I would love to own. I know I will not get them all (if any) but I do know I will be getting some cash and bookstore gift cards. I plan to buy a few with whatever I end up getting.

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