Holiday Traditions

Some traditions are ones that have been around forever; some are ones that people just do because they’ve always done them.

Last year, I decided to start a new tradition for my niece and nephew. Inspired by something I saw in Martha Stewart, I decided to create a gift advent calendar. A gift a day through December, counting down to Christmas.

It’s just a mix of silly things: tape, pencils, pens, bookmarks, erasers.

If you click through to see the Martha Stewart inspiration, you’ll see my version is much less crafty and polished than Martha Stewart.

Any suggestions for little things to use? I have about fifteen odd things gathered, but still need more!

What are some of your favorite new or old traditions?

 

12 thoughts on “Holiday Traditions

  1. Well, we always have a family breakfast on Christmas instead of a dinner. After breakfast, we open gifts. For a new tradition, I wanted to have the family decorate the tree on Thanksgiving while dinner finished being prepared. Didn’t get to do it because of illness and fatigue.

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  2. My mom did this for me the first year I was away at college. It was a great taste of home. I’m trying to remember what I got – post-its I think; variety of candy type stuff; batteries (although those aren’t necessarily cheap); a little Golden book with Christmas theme – one of the cheap, little paperbacks; colored paperclips; tiny size nail polish. The target by me has $1 bins near one of the exits that might have cute stuff.

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  3. I don’t know if you still need ideas, but Target always has a big stocking stuff selection, typically behind their candy area. Lots of great little stuff.

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