Although last year was Ben’s first Christmas, we didn’t really know what sorts of family traditions we wanted to start just yet. He was 10 months old and had no idea what was going on so we figured it was a good one to just sit back and enjoy rather than start something new. We didn’t even bother going for the Santa photo because he was in the midst of a “stranger” phase so just the thought of subjecting that poor mall Santa to a screaming and flailing child wasn’t overly appealing to me.
I will share this little doozy with you though! This past Friday, Nick had the day off so we took Ben for his first hair cut *cue Mama waterworks* and afterwards we went and had a family Santa photo taken! The two of us look like complete dorks but Ben looks adorable so it’s a framer!
As we were decorating our house for the holiday season, I started to think about the different traditions that we would want to have for our children for years to come. I look back very fondly on Christmases as a child and I know that Nick does too. The things that really stand out in my mind are those moments with my family that I could count on to happen, year after year. We had things that we’d always do on Christmas Eve, things we’d do on Christmas Day and things we’d do on Boxing Day. We really want to create that for our kids too!
When I was looking for ideas, naturally I took my quest to Pinterest! I did find a few pins (like this one, this one and this one) which gave me lots of inspiration but then I thought, why not ask all of YOU!? Give me some inspiration!
What Christmas traditions do you have with your family and when did you start them?
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