Christmas

Nicole - posted on 11/20/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi, My name is Nicole and I'm a stay at home mom of two (ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 with one on the way). I was looking for a bit of help with christmas traditions. Im wondering if you guys would be willing to share some of your traditions with me. I have thought about this night and day and cant come up with too much. What do you do with such young kids that they'll enjoy and keep there attention. Thank you in advance for all the help.

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Jacqueline - posted on 11/20/2008

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I am joining the baking cookies train! I remember rolling them out and decorating them. I remember my grandma telling me to stop eating all the dough.



We always had the tradition of putting up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving as an old Jim Reeves Christmas record was playing. It wasn't Christmas until after I hear Jim Reeves.



We always pick a day to drive around town and look at the Christmas lights.

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Yup definitely baking and decorating cookies. Boxing day here is always making a gingerbread house complete with yard and jello swimming pool lol. I am sure they would love the decorating! Setting out the cookies they made for Santa with milk. Hanging up their stockings. Decorating the christmas tree and the house.

Ashley - posted on 11/20/2008

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When my sister and I were young we got to help bake cookies. We were the sprinklers (my mom loved sprinkles). We were also the taste testers. We helped decorate the tree on the first weekend of december (nothing breakable of course) We also got very special ornaments on our 5th Christmas. Also when we set up the tree we would turn off the tv put on carols and when the angel got put on we would turn teh lights off and ooo and ahhh... These are traditions I will keep with my children. Good luck with yours. Remember that traditions sometimes make themselves!

Michele - posted on 11/20/2008

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Well, we bake cookies and have hot chocolate, while we decorate the tree. I am Italian so we have the typical 7 fish dinner on X-mas eve, we have a birthday cake to celebrate Jesus's birthday, all the children decorate there own Ginger bread house. Santa does come on X-mas eve to visit and each child gets to sit on his lap and open one present from Santa. We leave Milk and cookies out at home for Santa and some Carrots for his Riendeer. These are some of our traditions I hope this helps!!!

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