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Holiday Traditions


I know that it seems early for a holiday season post, but I was outside the other day and when I looked up I saw the geese in the above photo. They’re flying south for the winter, you could almost call it their own little tradition. I know when I see this that it’s time to give up and let Winter and the Holidays settle in.

I want to kick off the season by sharing some of my family’s holiday traditions over the years. A lot of these traditions we share with families all over the globe.

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Photo by Matt Garber
Trans Siberian Orchestra Photo by Matt Garber

Others we may not, like the Trans Siberian Orchestra concerts that we make an effort to attend, Christmas Eve at my aunt’s house, or the home made creme wafer cookies, peppermint bark, and oreo truffles.

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Every year I always look for new little ways to make the holiday season a special time for our family. Lately I’ve been gravitating towards traditions and gifts that involve spending more time together and focusing less on material items. In the past I’ve read The Polar Express book to them and they’ve really enjoyed it so this year I plan to add a personal favorite, a personalized version of  The Night Before Christmas.

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Do you have any special holiday traditions you celebrated while growing up? Do you have any new ones you’d like to inroduce your family or little ones this year? I’d love to hear!

This post was sponsored by My Chronicle Books. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. holiday traditions are the best! I love to create new ones for my little family … adorable photos, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Those are some really beautiful memories. I just love how your kids will look at them back when they grow up

  3. Such lovely pictures and beautiful memories 🙂