Thursday, 12 July 2012

CIJ 2012 – day 12 Tradition Thursday

I thought I’d post ideas for some family Christmas traditions.

Make a few handmade holiday cards this year as a family. I’ve always wanted to make some, would be fun to make – maybe with mom, sis & Joannie.

Create or purchase new ornaments each year for the tree. I do buy new ones for the kids every year – when the leave the house they will take their ornaments with them.

Enjoy a Family Night with special holiday crafts or games.

Start a Christmas themed puzzle somewhere in your home. It is very relaxing be it for you or your guests.

What are your favorite holiday memories? You may be surprised at the special memories that have nothing to do with gifts or elaborate events.

Keep a "Joy Journal" this holiday season, in which you record the funny things your kids say, joyful times you share, your favorite things to do with your family (and by yourself), and all the things for which you are grateful. Use your Joy Journal as a reminder of the facets of your life (and this holiday season) that are really important. – I need to do this!!

What family traditions do you have?


  1. Wish I would of started a journal when the kids where little like that. Maybe with grandkids....someday.