Today I’m joining the thinking out loud party to chat about some Christmas traditions. I’d love to hear your own traditions in the comments below! Traditions are so awesome because they give you something to look forward to, create so many fun memories, and are unique from family to family. Here are a few of my favorite childhood traditions that I hope to continue with my own children in the future.
- Christmas Eve Pajamas: Growing up, we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve which was always from my grandparents. Each year we received a pair of matching Christmas pajamas to wear that night and to wear opening our gifts the next day. It was always fun to see what the pajamas would look like that year!
- Candlelight Christmas Eve Service: My church has a beautiful Christmas Eve candlelight service with lots of amazing special music and singing. I love going each Christmas Eve and seeing the sanctuary filled with candlelight while we sing Christmas hymns.
- Stockings & Breakfast in Bed: On Christmas morning, my sisters and I would pile in to my parent’s bed and open our stockings! Our parents would bring the stockings up along with a tray of sweet treats for breakfast and we’d eat in their bed as a family! We’d always have the Christmas music on too from my dad’s clock radio!
- 1 Extra Special Hidden Gift: After opening our gifts under the tree, my parents always had one more gift hidden in the house for us. This gift may have been one for all of us to share or an individual present. Some memorable ones were a sled for all of us hidden in the shower or a piece of paper telling us we’re getting the Disney channel hidden in the dryer!
Big shout out to my parents for always making each and every Christmas memorable, fun, and magical. I know they worked so hard and made sure we got a few things we wanted.
Favorite Christmas tradition? Best gift you’ve ever received? Best gift you’ve ever given?
Tell me in the comments below!