This year will be our first Christmas as a family of three (or four, counting the cat) and I've been thinking a good bit about what kind of holiday traditions would be nice to have.
The Christmas season has always been such a special time of year to me, in large part, because of the many special memories I have of it. Going out to chop a tree down, and decorating said tree. Playing out in the snow until we were soaked to the skin and then coming in for a drink of hot chocolate in front of the fire place. Putting our shoes out for St. Nicholas. Baking dozens and dozens of cookies to take to our neighbours. Some of these things were annual "events" others happened more organically.
What traditions stand out in your memories of the holiday season? What new traditions, if any, have you started with your family or would you like to start once you have children?
I'm planning on spending some time this month blogging about traditions, both old and new, that we're thinking of holding with our family of three (or four, counting the cat).