More Blogger Holiday Traditions

Hello!

Happy boxing day! I hope everyone had a lovely day with their loved ones yesterday! I sort of can’t believe it’s over.  It always seems to sneak up on me.

Today I have a two more contributions for the series…

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The fantastic Barbara from Hodge Podge and our fave @Glamamama Christine from Decor by Christine are sharing some of their holiday traditions!

Christine

When my husband and I started a family we knew we wanted to continue some family traditions on Christmas.  Two that I have kept from my childhood is 1) we always eat seafood on Christmas Eve and 2) my 2 daughters are allowed to open one gift after dinner on Christmas eve – it helps calm some of the excitement before the big day.  A new tradition we began with the girls is watching a Christmas movie or show each night starting December 1st all the way to the 25th.  Our favourites are the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen and of course, How the Grinch stole Christmas with Jim Carrey and the original animated version.  As soon as Dec 1st hits, the girls excitedly get out all our Christmas DVDs to begin our holiday viewing extravaganza!!

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Barbara

At our home we mix several holiday traditions together, combining my husband’s and mine’s. When I decorate though, I love to incorporate my Czech heritage into the mix. It was such a vital part of my life growing up, making Christmas feel so magical and important.

A tradition that I love is taking out my Czech Christmas nativity and creating a scene on a bookshelf. My parent’s had the exact one and picked one up on a visit to Prague for me and my sister. It brings back memories of creating stories in my head about each character!
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I am a huge fan of holiday movies so I may have to invite myself over to Christine’s next year for the movie watching extravaganza!  And isn’t Barbara’s nativity beautiful?  Thank you both for taking part in my blogger holiday traditions series!  If you want to read more from the series you can check here and here!
Try not to get trampled shopping today!
XOXO,

A New Series: Holiday Traditions

Hi guys!

Today I’m starting my series…

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As we roll into last weeks of the holiday season, some of my lovely blogger friends will be sharing their special holiday traditions, old and new.  The format might not always be the same, some days I might share a few blogger traditions, some days only one, and I’ll be sure throw some of my own in from time to time.  I hope you enjoy hearing these stories and memories.

My first blogger to share her holiday tradition is Heather from Interior Groupie!

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Hello everyone! I am so happy to be here at Recreated sharing one of my favourite holiday traditions.

My family has many holiday traditions, but the one that sticks out the most to me is our ornament tradition.
My grandmother bought my sister and I one commemorative ornament each year. My mom wrote our initials and year on each ornament, and growing up we had “our” tree with all of our individual ornaments. My sister and I looked forward to a new ornament each year.
Once we moved out into our own places, the ornaments came with us and we had a full tree right from the start. It makes it really nice to celebrate Christmas with a full decorated tree with ornaments from each year on it! I think this is a great idea for kids, or for newly married couples. It is so fun to put the ornaments up and remember each one of them as they get hung on the tree.
Do any of you have a similar tradition? I look forward to hearing all of the different traditions!
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Thanks so much Heather for sharing your Christmas tradition  If you would like to contribute to this series, drop me an email! Or just share yours in the comments section.
Can’t wait to share more!
XO,