It is fun to explore how each of us has our own unique holiday traditions. Today we have tried to capture some of the magic of our personal traditions with our photos…enjoy!
Each year we make homemade ornaments…these are Christmas balls we made for Sweet Girl’s pink tree.
There is the annual gingerbread house…
We try to find snow somewhere!
Getting out weird and wonderful Christmas decorations!
And of course there are the usual holiday greeting to send!
Here at Chiot’s Run we have a lot of traditions, some very strange. I don’t have many photos of our traditions, I guess I’ll have to make sure to take some this year. We always have a nativity and one of those candle things that makes the angels spin. This nativity is the family set my mom gave me, it’s from Colombia, which is the country I was born and raised in (my parents work there).
Being a religious family, my dad always reads through the Christmas story before we open gifts. We then open gifts one by one, everyone watches the person opening the gift. It’s so great to see the reactions.
While we open gifts we enjoy homemade cookies, candies and pie and we sip on eggnog, coffee, or hot chocolate.
Mr Chiots and I have made a few traditions of our own. We make a big breakfast on Christmas morning and watch vintage James Bond movies all day and as many as we can fit in before New Year’s.
So our not so normal readers…What are some of your unique traditions at the holidays?