The Christmas Tradition Question

3:11 PM

During the month of December, social media was filled with ideas and suggestions of Christmas traditions. I saw ideas ranging from the "12 Dates of Christmas" to singing Happy Birthday to Jesus on Christmas morning. Stephen and I are pretty lucky because some of the Christmas traditions our families did growing up are the same: blasting Mannheim Steamroller, walking into the living room youngest to oldest on Christmas morning, taking turns opening Christmas presents, and acting out the Nativity, to name a few.

Which leads me to the do traditions even start? With us bouncing back and forth from our parents/in-laws houses each year - when do we start our own traditions? and how?? We probably spent a good 45 minutes talking about traditions we thought would be fun, when it hit us: are traditions supposed to be planned? Or do you just do something and then say, "that was cool, let's do it again next year" and then a tradition is born?? Any thoughts or ideas on this subject are welcomed and encouraged.

In the meantime, feel free to watch this years Christmas music video. (An example of something that started as a spontaneous idea and has turned into an annual tradition.) For the previous three years' videos look here, here, and here.

Merry [belated] Christmas!
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  1. K we totally had the same thoughts this year. I wanted to make some "christmas traditions" but it didn't happen with the bouncing around and not knowing how to plan a tradition. haha

    1. I'm glad to hear we're not the only ones in this predicament! haha