The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year! There are so many things to do, places to be and gifts to buy that it can also feel pretty overwhelming at times. Seeing as we live pretty far from our families, we’ve tried to enjoy the spirit of season as much as possible by creating our own holiday traditions.
Our top 5 favorite holiday traditions:
1. Visit Local Lights Displays
One of our favorite things to do is go check out holiday lights displays. You can read all about my favorite local holiday lights displays here. It just really helps to bring the holiday spirit to life. We usually do this multiple times throughout the season.
2. Watch Christmas Movies
This may sound pretty “basic” but one of our favorite holiday traditions is watching Christmas movies as a family every night in December. Some of our favorites are: Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.
3. Bake Holiday Treats
I don’t have any famous recipes to share (hello Pinterest!) nor do I consider myself a baker but baking together as a family is such a fun holiday tradition. We usually keep it pretty simple and stick to decorating sugar cookies for Santa. However, sometimes I get fancy and like to try something new.
4. Elf on the Shelf
I have such a love hate relationship with this little guy. The kids on the other hand, have an absolute blast searching for him and seeing what kind of mischief he got himself into overnight. Read more about him here.
5. Enjoying a Special Holiday Meal
Since we don’t have any family in town, we usually order in from the same restaurant for Christmas Eve every year. Every year we order the same meal and only enjoy it once a year so it’s always a special treat. After dinner we look at Christmas lights one last time followed by watching “A Christmas Story” and leaving cookies and milk for Santa. It really has become my favorite holiday tradition of all.
Now that I’ve shared my favorite holiday traditions with you all, I also have something super exciting to share. I’ve teamed up with a small group of some of my favorite bloggers to give you a holiday gift. Use the rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!
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