This time of year is full of Christmas traditions. It is a busy time, a special time, a time of memories and fun!
When I think back to when my children were really little, I remember wanting to create family traditions that we could continue year after year. Something they would ask about every year and have fond memories of. So I did. Some traditions we have are awesome and will continue and there are some that I can’t wait to discontinue.
B is 9 1/2 and N is 6 1/2 and there is one Christmas tradition I wish I NEVER started!
I know! I know! It’s SO fun! How can I say that?
The truth is, it IS fun. It WAS fun for us the first year or two (we had more fun setting up each night than the kids did). We even posted fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas 4 years ago. But now, I’m over it. I don’t want to use my energy setting him up and the truth is I even forget to do it A LOT! What is the point? It’s fun! Yes, a candy cane is fun too.
The problem now is that I’m stuck, stuck keeping this tradition alive until they are older and know more.
My point is if you haven’t started it, DON’T!
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favorite Christmas tradition that is simple, quick, and an awesome keepsake.