Every year Christmas comes and goes in a fuzzy blur of too much good food, yards of wrapping paper, and laughing into the wee hours of the night with my beau. This year we stayed true to some of our traditions, while also embracing new ones.
We spent this Christmas living in my parent’s house as we save to buy our farm house and land next year. Despite this housing adjustment, some holiday traditions are too heart-warming to put on a shelf until we have our own place again. Following our annual traditions, we put up our tree purchased shortly after my guy’s birthday, we went Christmas shopping far too late in the season, my guy gifted me a new decoration for my Thomas Kinkade collection on Christmas Eve, and we filled our bellies with endless sugar and chocolate-coated goodies.
For new traditions, we embraced two that warmed my heart and seasonal soul. During the early morning of Christmas day, we paid tribute to a Scandinavian tradition and scattered bird seed around the property. Watching the full-bellied birds waddle around Christmas afternoon permanently fixed this tradition into future holidays to come.
To top off new traditions, Christmas night held promise and excitement as well. This year, we had all of Christmas night open for wonder and enchantment just between the two of us. We bundled up and stopped for hot chocolate before taking a holiday-tune-filled Christmas light drive. By the time we returned home, it was already agreed upon that this Christmas light night drive is a keeper for holiday traditions.
It was another truly wonderful Christmas season. And now the time has come to rest, relax, and reflect on the new year to come and the promise it holds.
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
What was the best part of your holiday season?