Five Favorite Christmas Traditions

Hi friends! There are only 5 More days until Christmas!!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป I just love the anticipation of Christmas so much. Jon and I are flying to Michigan today where I will spend Christmas with my family. We have watched almost all of the Christmas movies, seen most of the trees, and even built a gingerbread house. I have done a lot of things on my bucket list and am really enjoying the holiday season here in NYC!

In anticipation of Christmas, I’m sharing my five favorite Christmas traditions ๐ŸŽ„

  1. My dad reading Twas the Night Before Christmas to us every Christmas Eve before we go to bed. Heโ€™s done this every year since I can remember, and my mom always video records it. My dad is a very enthusiastic reader to say the least
  2. Decorating my parentโ€™s house for Christmas! I know Iโ€™ve said it a million times, but it makes me so happy to be in a house decorated for Christmas. Decorations always put me in the Christmas spirit
  3. Spending Christmas with my Aunt Linda and her family. We started doing a $15 gift and itโ€™s so fun to see what everyone picked out. My cousin Ryan always gets Ferrero Roche chocolates and my dad always picks out some multi-use tool/gadget. I have a very clever gift picked out this year!
  4. Watching old family videos in our pajamas all morning. I love seeing how excited we all were when Santa came, and itโ€™s always great seeing Abby in all the videos. Sheโ€™s very missed on Christmas! It seems like yesterday I was the little kid in the videos, and now Iโ€™m 25 and living in NYC. Life is crazy!
  5. Buying a new ornament when I travel. This one is newer, but Itโ€™s so fun to look at the tree and remember all the great places Iโ€™ve been. So far I have ornaments from Greece, Boston, Nashville, and Portland. I also love giving people ornaments as a gift.

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