Can you believe Christmas is almost here?! Like every year, I countdown to Christmas but this year is very special for me because Kitana is starting to understand what’s happening around her. I’m extremely excited to teach her family traditions and create new ones.
Every family as their own traditions and today I’m sharing some of mine with you.
1. Christmas Tree/Decorations
This is the first thing I do when December starts, it always gets me in the mood and excited for the holidays. It’s tradition that we put up the Christmas tree together. This year it was all about Kitana, she was overwhelmed at the amount of decoration we had and was so happy to hang them up. We don’t get real Christmas trees here so we bought this one that can be used yearly.
Nothing is better than a home that smells festive. It’s a great way to bond with your child and have some fun in the kitchen. I’ve already baked one batch of cookies and plan to bake more this week. Kitana loves helping me in the kitchen.
3. Advent Calendar
The perfect way to countdown to Christmas is with a special advent calendar. I bought the one with chocolates so everyday Kitana has a little treat.
4. A letter to Santa
I never wrote a letter to Santa but I really want to encourage Kitana to believe in him. Every child needs some fantasy. We plan on leaving some milk and cookies for Santa under the tree this year.
5. Christmas Movies
I absolutely love Christmas movies and can watch them over and over again. Every afternoon Kitana and I catch up on a movie.
6. Give to others
Every year we donate to charity. It’s a great tradition to teach kids about sharing and the importance of giving.
7. Christmas Carols
What’s Christmas without some carols ? Hope this gets you in the mood too! I love listening to music in the kitchen while I prepare meals for the family.
8. Christmas Books
Teach your child about the festive season with a book that teaches the importance of Christmas. Many of us forget the true meaning behind the celebration and sometimes a book can remind us how special it is.
9. Christmas Pictures
Capture those perfect moments with pictures and create your own album. Every year we take out tons of pictures and now we’ve created a collection from the past 2 years with our daughter.
10. Christmas Eve
I got so many plans for Christmas eve! I’m so excited to be starting new traditions with my family this year. From toddler crafts to reading the bible to learn about this special day. I will be giving Kitana a night before Christmas box filled with some lovely goodies including a bible for toddlers.
I’d love to learn about your Christmas traditions. Please share them in the comment section below.
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