Monday, December 21, 2009

New Traditions

Every year we seem to adopt a new Christmas tradition, along with keeping up on all the old ones.  To me, family traditions are what makes Christmas comforting and special.  Last year we adopted two new traditions.  Kaylee and I made a popcorn garland for the kids Christmas tree.  We had so much fun doing it, that we decided we would do it every year.  Last year was also the first year Santa came to collect letters from our Christmas mailbox.  He delivered special letters and  little candy canes in return.  Santa came again this year, collecting from the mailbox and delivering candy canes.

Letters and Candy Canes

 Letters - 3Letters - 2Letters - 1

On the Christmas tree too.

Candy Canes

He actually came twice.  Jake wrote another letter and Drew colored a picture.  The second time around the letters sat in the mailbox for a week before Santa came to pick them up and drop off more letters.  Santa was a little busy…and a little tired.  But he came again.  We also made our popcorn garland, this time turning it into a family affair, which is probably why we don’t have any pictures of that! :)

This year we tried something new.  To celebrate the beginning of Christmas break we had a sleepover under the Christmas tree.  The kids got all ready for bed and bundled up on the floor with blankets and a Christmas movie.  It was fun to see them asleep under the Christmas lights.  I think we’ll adopt this one as a tradition too.

  Sleeping        Stockings    Tree

Christmas lights = cozy and warm.


Beth Curtis said...

my favorite is probably Kaylee's eye cover. She cracks me up. Super cute traditions.

Lindsey and Nick said...

That looks like so much fun!! Oh, I can't wait to see you guys!! Your pictures are making more excited about Christmas this year! I need that kind of a boost... I'm not normally a scruge!!

Terrys Rock! said...

Everything looks beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your sweet babies.

Jamie said...

Your home looks so cozy and beautiful! What a fun tradition sleeping under the tree...Kaylee and the eye cover...I am laughing so hard! What a cutie!:)

Stephanie said...

So cute! I love your tree. It's so bright. The traditions are what everyone will remember when they are older.

Andrea said...

I love that tradition of sleeping under the tree. What a great idea. I am still on a hunt for a mailbox. You are such a great mom.

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