I’m a big fan of traditions…Huge.
Maybe I’m boring, but I love little rituals and activities that mark special moments. With the girls so young, our traditions are fluid, shifting to accommodate their abilities... what they’ll enjoy and sit still for. (Case in point, I think I enjoyed our viewing of Charlie Brown Christmas last night far more than Audrey did…Oh well.)
By next year I’m hoping to add a volunteer activity to our family traditions -- we already “adopt” a family each year to buy gifts for, but I'd like to also volunteer somewhere together. I'd also like to pick a homemade treat to give as our “signature” gift. My vote would be for spicy/sweet nuts or a yummy chutney or something, but I know the girls will clamor for cookies. Have you seen this incredibly cool feature on Gourmet’s website? It chronicles the best cookie recipe from each year of Gourmet’s history (I loved the cookies from the 2000s the best)…Very, very neat.
So what are your holiday traditions? Please share!