I am quickly getting into the holiday spirit - listening to classic Christmas tunes by Gene Autry, Judy Garland, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby on Pandora; admiring all my neighbor's and Downtown Milwaukee's amazing holiday lights displays; debating whether or not I want to put up a Christmas tree that will automatically be a shameless hussy, gracing my living room with her bare nether-regions exposed (due, of course to my toddler's propensity for throwing any and everything down the laundry chute); excitedly peering out my bedroom window every morning to see if it's snowed yet. It's exciting!
Some of my favorite childhood memories involve the holidays and the great traditions that my parents established for us. The family trip to the Christmas Tree farm (complete with hayride and hot chocolate and sesame sticks in the warming house, of course!) is one tradition I KNOW we are carrying forward for Anna. But I've been thinking a lot lately about what other traditions I'd like to establish for her and our family. So I'm turning to you for ideas!
Send me your favorite holiday traditions. Traditions that you either followed as a kid growing up, or invented when you set out on your own. I want to hear them all!