Ask my Dad and he’ll tell you we don’t have any traditions. He’ll also tell you I’m obsessed with them. I love how every family can start their own traditions and bring some along from their family of origin too.
Of course you saw earlier how we cut down our own tree. Our first year as a family I was barely mobile and the only reason we even had a tree is because my mom brought her fake tree over and fully decorated it. Childbirth was not my friend.
The second year hubs insisted we not spend that ridiculous amount of money and go to Home Depot for our tree. I was insistent on taking pictures and look how lovely they turned out.
I had this one made into a mug-no doubt! That’s just how we roll!
So we have cut down our tree for the second year just like I did when we lived in Massachusetts and trekked out like Christmas Vacation and picked our tree.
Next up was writing Row’s letter to Santa. Now Row has a speech delay so she can’t exactly tell me what she wants but she does have a slight Minnie Mouse obsession so we will go with that.
I gave her this adorable Santa kit complete with paper and envelopes from International Arrivals-now don’t be surprised you know I love their stuff.
She set to work! We have a possible lefty on our hands!
We used this time to talk about Santa and how he comes down the chimney and about being kind to others and having a serving heart like Jesus. We also talked about how Santa is Saint Nick and how he has many different names. I finished my writing she wanted everything Minnie Mouse and she happily pranced away.
International Arrivals has a variety of Santa Sets and there are more than one paper and envelope in each. You can also order matching pens! Oh and while you’re there get some of their amazing things for stocking stuffers. Puffy Pens!
What are you Christmas traditions? More of ours coming soon-it’s like a peek into our house. I love that!
International Arrivals sent us these kits to review but we totally love them so all these opinions are completely my own.