The Christmas Traditions We Celebrate Every Year
Everybody loves a good Christmas tradition! These yearly activities tend to be the parts of the season that we look forward to the most. They allow for extra wallowing in all things Christmas. We invited four bloggers to share their own crafty Christmas traditions. With cake-making, holiday recipes, and sweet, sentimental decorating ideas, these classic, annual events give us another excuse to celebrate the holidays.
Host A Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Since you know you'll be decorating and baking up a storm this holiday season, why not turn the occasion into a fun family tradition? Haeley, the blogger behind Design Improvised, hosts a gingerbread house decorating party each season. It's the perfect way to enjoy quality time with friends and family, and it knocks off the annual gingerbread house to-do from her list.
Spread Cheer With Homemade Holiday Spritz Cookies
For Amy, the blogger behind Delineate Your Dwelling, nothing says "Christmas" quite like her grandmother's famous Spritz Cookies. Although her grandmother passed away, Amy and her daughter keep up the tradition by baking up a batch of these special, sugary treats each season. Tip: If you aren't able to celebrate together in person, consider starting your own family tradition of mailing cards filled out with favorite holiday recipes.
Honor Family With Thoughtful Tree Trimmings
In order to pay homage to her late great-grandmother, Primitive & Proper blogger, Cassie hangs her Great Nana's red wooden beads on their Christmas tree each year. It's a simple, multi-functional way to commemorate Cassie's family memories throughout the seasonal months, and you can do the same with your own mementoes -- hang items such as military dog tags, old jewelry, and miniature, framed photos.
Raise A Season-Specific Toast To The Holidays
Whether you turn to your own famous, family recipe for eggnog or crave cocoa this time of year, the holidays are the perfect excuse to make classic drink recipes another part of your annual routine. Cyd, the blogger behind The Sweetest Occasion, always makes a point to enjoy New York's famous Tom and Jerry recipe from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.