Christmas Traditions

by editor

July 12th, 2012

Growing up we always remember the fun activities we did every year during Christmas. We remember things like caroling, baking cookies, sending Christmas cards and being kissed under the mistletoe Every family has their own traditions and traditions are different in countries around the world. We want to hear what your favorite traditions are. Who knows we just might want to start them with our own families and friends.
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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Crafty Ideas

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July 16th, 2012

Average: 5 (2 votes)

In the first grade our oldest son made a Christmas tree chain with red, green and white pieces of construction paper. It was about two feet long when he brought it home that year. We hung it from a little shelf that year.
The next year around Christmas time he worked on his chain some more. He did this almost every year until high school. His Christmas tree chain hung in the living room... on all four walls with some extra placed in the entryway just two years ago!! I had to find a large enough box to store it in without crushing any of the chains.

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July 16th, 2012

Average: 3 (2 votes)

The Christmas village is our tradition. Every year we buy ourselves at least one new building for the village. We also try to come up with an original idea for the village each year that we can add to it to make it look more like a real village.

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July 16th, 2012

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Buy a tall red candle. Mark off lines on the candle every half inch. Light the candle each night before Christmas and have family activities, singing, stories, etc. for as long as it takes the candle to burn to the next line.

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July 16th, 2012

Average: 5 (1 vote)

I use candy as Christmas tree decorations! Everyone that comes to our house goes straight for the tree! While they are munching they take the time to notice the "real" ornaments I've made and collected over the years. I hang different flavored candy canes and make candy packets containing M & M's, Reese's Pieces, Skittles and any other treats I can find! I put some candy in the corner of a sandwich bag, twist the bag and tie it with curling ribbon. I then curl the ribbon "tails" to add some color. They are really a hit!

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July 12th, 2012

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In my family the only tradition we carry on is sharing with our young ones the experience of being part of the Christmas decorating of the tree with anything they feel like they would like to add! Some of them are a little different but beautiful in their own way!

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July 12th, 2012

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Before eating Christmas dinner, each person is asked to say a prayer for a special cause.

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July 12th, 2012

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Every year my family and I string cranberries and popcorn to trim the tree with at Christmas. It's traditional and unoriginal, but it's fun, very pretty, and inexpensive. We also bake Christmas cookies by the dozens, package them in colorful plastic wrap, and give them to all our neighbors for gifts. It's cute because we distribute them from my daughters little red wagon decorated with garland and bows!

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July 12th, 2012

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Put some cinnamon, orange peel, cloves and allspice on the stove in a pot full of water or in an electric crock pot to simmer all day, filling the house with holiday smells. Be sure to check the water level so that your potpourri doesn't simmer dry and burn.

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July 12th, 2012

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I kept a paper "candle" tacked to the wall during every Christmas season to measure the children's heights from one year to the next.

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July 12th, 2012

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Sprinkle glitter on a snow covered front yard. The Christmas lights make it twinkle and shine!

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