This is a re-post from a couple of years ago, but I think that it is a fun way to start off the season by sharing some of our favorite Christmas Traditions!
This is a lengthy post, but you have all weekend…right? :)
One of our Christmas traditions that we do is to donate blankets and quilts to one of our local hospitals. We start this in November or even before. I try to make a few quilted quilts and then we all tie several fringed fleece blankets. (click on link for tutorial on how to make these easy fleece blankets) This year I did a few quilted quilts for our ward Humanitarian Project.
(I love this cute picture!!! My grandson was only 2 1/2 years old in this picture, he is now almost 8 years old!)
Today I thought that it might be fun to share some of our Christmas Traditions! This is a lengthy post, but you have all weekend…right? :)
But before I start this post…I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend! I hope that you get to do something that you love with people that you love!
One of our Christmas traditions that we do is to donate blankets and quilts to one of our local hospitals. We start this in November or even before. I try to make a few quilted quilts and then we all tie several fringed fleece blankets. (click on link for tutorial on how to make these easy fleece blankets)
I get all the kids Christmas pajamas for our Sinterklaas party every year, that way they can wear them all month long! Sometimes I buy them, but this year I decided to make them. When we had our Girl’s weekend this fall and we were making all of our iron-on shirts, one of my friends gave me the idea to make these for Christmas! And I think that they turned out darling! The kids all loved them too, although they questioned some of the “nice” ones…like our littlest baby girl…her brothers all said that she was “naughty”, but how can a darling baby girl be naughty??? Continue reading
I thought that I would kick off the Christmas season again this year with my most favorite Christmas story and tradition! We have been doing this tradition in our home for several years now and I always look forward to it more than anything else that we do! But even if you do not do this tradition in your home…it is a great story to start of your holiday season and get you in the true meaning of Christmas!
We have a tradition in our home that we started a few years ago. My children are all grown and married, and every year we would go through this little ritual– They would say, “Mom, what do you and dad want for Christmas?” and I would reply “that we really did not need anything,” and I could never come up with any ideas for them.
We usually all get together for Sunday dinner, and four years ago at one of these family nights, I read the following story to my family. It reminds me so much of my own husband, because he does not like the commercialism of Christmas just like the man in the story and all of our kids had to agree, and thus was born the tradition of the “White Envelope”. It is truly the highlight of Christmas for my husband and I. We wake up on Christmas morning and we read the letters from each of our children and their family and I must admit, that it usually brings tears to our eyes! What a beautiful way to start our Christmas Day!
This is my “White Envelope”, I made it out of fabric and it goes on the Christmas tree. You could use any white envelope, but I decorated it up and we use it year after year. All of the grand kids know exactly what it is and they get caught up in the spirit also!
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I hope that your day is filled with Love, Kindness and Pumpkin Pie!
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If you need some reading to get you in the holiday mode, here are a couple of Christmas traditions that we have in our home, perhaps you will want to make one of them a tradition in your home!
This first one is the one that I cherish the most. You will want to read through this post, but be prepared to have a tissue at hand! If you have children, this is a great tradition. My husband and I do this every year with our family because all of our children are grown and so this is what we have the kids and grandkids do for our gifts! It is wonderful!
The White Envelope
The second tradition that we do is the Nativity. The kids love to act this out and I have a very simple way to make all of the costumes! You could even do these as a no-sew project if you want to. They are very basic and simple, but the thing that I love about them is the fact that one size fits all…literally! You just tie them up a little higher or tuck them in for the little ones! Perfect, you make them once and then you have them forever!
Aren’t these kids the cutest ever? :)
Super Easy Darling Nativity Costumes
Did that get you in the Christmas Spirit?
If you are a black Friday shopper, all I can say, is GOOD LUCK and I hope you are able to get all the deals that you are out there for! :)
As for me, I think that I will just stay home and enjoy my Christmas Decorations and get ready for our Sinterklaas Party!
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