I hope you had a beautiful Christmas. I got sick a few weeks ago and worried that I wouldn't be able to fit all 12 days of Christmas DIYs in and unfortunately, did not. I had 3 left but they can become New Years related instead! Christmas is a really big deal in my family. I think most families have a person that is Christmas-obsessed and for us it was my grandfather. We carry on loving Christmas and treating it with extreme respect in his honor. Today, I wanted to share a few traditions that we do and perhaps you could adapt for your own family. I'd also love to hear about yours :) If you're wondering about the anchor photo to the left, it's from tradition number three. He's the old man from the Lego store but he looks like Tolkien to me!
Both of my grandparents are gone now but the Christmas before my grandma died, she gave me the pickle ornament. I couldn't believe how lucky I was. There are a million grandchildren, and I still don't understand why I got it- maybe she remembered my plight as a little one, but I love it. It has a prominent place on our tree and when we have children, they will certainly spend their Christmas mornings searching to be the first one to find the pickle on the tree.
We have tons of others, but these are my four favorite. Or at least, the four currently floating around at the front :)
Again, I hope your Christmas was so blessed. And if you have any traditions to share- please do!
All the best, and as always, thanks for reading!