need some ideas

User - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hey there, I remember growing up all the xmas traditions I shared with my family, but with times changing and I am not living in my home provience, I am having a difficult time coming up with traditions that my kids will remeber as something we did every year...any sugestions?????

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Angelika - posted on 04/27/2010

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We put our Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving and then watch The 80's Santa Clause the movie. It truly gets you into the spirit!

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Well times has been hard for us, and we live in a small apartment. So instead of a traditional tree we cut out the hand prints of our family members and decorated a paper tree. We pinned it up with tacks and hung our ornaments on them. The kids absolutely loved it. (I have a picture of it on my Facebook profile.). Other than crafts, we love to tour the neighborhood with lights, we let our oldest son pick out a toy for toys for tots or in better years we have been a secret santa to a family in need.

Amy - posted on 12/08/2009

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-decorating the Christmas tree
-Cookies or gingerbread
-Watch specific movies
-St. Nick
-each year shop for a new Christmas tree ornimant.

Ruth - posted on 12/05/2009

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I am starting a new tradition with my two year old son. I am going to save his favorite toy for that year and make it an ornament.



Second tradition I am starting is with my tablecloth. I am got fabric paint and had him put his handprint on it. Our family with fabric pens are going to write what they have accomplished that year. I plan to bring it out every year and as my son grows he can draw then write something himself.

Tiffany - posted on 12/01/2009

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every year I pull out the cookie cutters and 2 weekends before xmas we make a cookie making weekend. we also watch the xmas repeats (all the cartoons) together.

Karina - posted on 11/23/2009

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we buy a new and special decoration for our tree every year and write the year on it.

we also have an advent calender to count down to christmas day, but its not a chocolate one, its a wooden one with small wooden toys to hang around the wooden pretend fireplace.

also, on my birthday which is 19th december, my son (4 yrs old) and i bake cookies and watch the christmas carols on the tv.

christmas is about being together, so i am sure your kids will remember that.



best wishes to you,



karina, australia.

Jaime - posted on 10/30/2009

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Here are a couple of traditions we do every year:

- cutting down our christmas tree

- picking up a new decorations for our tree

- baking gingerbread cooklies and shortbread cookies

Pick a couple small easy traditions and carry them on with your family, these little things are something your kids and even yourself will remember forever.

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