Traditions are, and always have been, very important to me. In part because some of my favorite childhood memories have to do with family traditions at holidays and also because I love to plan ahead and traditions are something I can look forward to and expect every year.
While I always look forward to old traditions, I also love starting new ones. Since it is now officially December and only three weeks until Christmas (THREE WEEKS!) I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite holiday traditions both old and new. And I would love to hear what some of your favorite traditions are as well 🙂
Christmas MorningFor the past few years we have made homemade cinnamon rolls to have on Christmas morning. Not only is it fun to have something special when we wake up that morning but I also love the time we spend making them.
Travel OrnamentsOn our honeymoon I decided to start a new tradition. We were visiting Muir Woods and I found a beautiful golden leaf ornament. Since we were married right before Christmas I thought it would be fun to start collecting ornaments on all of our travels to help us remember the trips we take together as we celebrate our anniversary and Christmas each year. Since being married we have acquired ornaments for several of our trips and I love putting them up each year.
One tradition that I look forward to with joy every year is watching It’s A Wonderful Life as a family. It is such a wonderful way to spend time together during the holiday season and is a family favorite. As we all get older it becomes more difficult to find a time to all get together making the movie night all the more special.
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?