Monday, December 20, 2010
Our yearly family Christmas tradition might be a lot like yours. They are a compilation of my family traditions growing up, Paul's and then some new ones that we decided on. Regardless, I think Christmas traditions, like all family traditions are the pillars of your family. They will be what our kids look back and remember fondly when they leave the nest. They will be what they want to relive and experience again after returning home for the holidays as a young adult. They may even emulate them with their own families one day. The memories...not the gifts will be what grows sweeter and more precious through time. Albeit simple, we start our Christmas traditions with a night right after THanksgiving sometime where we decorate our family tree together. Before we jump in to the actual tree trimming, we eat our once-a-year special dish of fondue. We USED to do cheese fondue, but the kids weren't digging it. So, we switched to deep dish pizza followed by chocolate fondue for dessert.
Need I say more?
Graham crackers and bananas...
chocolate on the face...
MORE chocolate, and more chocolate
Delicious AND nutritious!!!
The kids also get a new ornament from us every year. We try to make it something that reflects their likes or activities. This year we got them each an ornament from the Nutcracker. We have been studying Tchaikovsky this year, specifically the Nutcracker right before Christmas. They loved them!!
Sugar Plum Fairy
A new ornament Paul and I bought for us this year.
Good job guys! Actually, this is not our finished tree...not sure I even got a picture! How sad is that? We'll do it all over again next year. I'll get one then, I guess! HA!