Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Christmas Traditions

In just 9 days YES NINE DAYS!!! it will be Christmas! I have spent months getting ready for this, with three children under 7 years old Christmas can be an expensive, busy and hectic time so I try to plan ahead and start Christmas shopping in mid October. This year my oldest daughter has asked for the Frozen Karaoke machine and a Barbie Dream House from Santa. My 5 year old little boy has asked for a guitar and dinosaurs. He is the easiest to buy presents for because he loves just about anything. I love how his list is so simple consisting of two items. Literally two items! My 3 year old little girl has asked Santa for quite a long detailed list of items, including a pink Pottery Barn Kids chair, Sophia the First sleeping bag, pink lego's, pink glitter shoes, Leap Frog Tag pen, Leapster games, etc.

Fun Traditions: Baking Christmas Cookies

I try to get the children involved and let them help with baking cookies

As far as our Christmas traditions go, we typically put the artificial Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving Day. We decorate it together as a family watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade on tv. Then each weekend in December we drive around and look at Christmas lights and decorations. This year we even had breakfast at the local YMCA with Santa. It was a huge hit and my children enjoyed creating picture frames too.

Santa Visit is another fun Christmas tradition for our family

What are some of your families Christmas traditions?


  1. That's the thing about little boys, I think, they're very, very specific about what they want for Christmas (and have a separate list for other events coming up, haha).

    My only disappointment this year was that we were not able to watch the parade at the big mall of Asia because my husband had to work on the weekend we got invited to see it.

    Belated Merry Christmas from the Philippines. :)

  2. I feel like I tried to overdo it this year, especially since I'm far along with my pregnancy and tire easily. We did the normal stuff, but it all seemed to go too quickly.