Now on to Day 2 of the Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge.
Today's topic....Fav Holiday Tradition, old or new
I've grown up loving this time of year. My mom always had the house decorated to the max. Christmas music was always on. My most favorite tradition, that continues on to this day, is that we all gather together as a family on Christmas Eve. Growing up, the Christmas Eve party was always at our house. We would all go to Mass, then come back to the house. We would have tons of food (and the same foods all the time....people live for Christmas Eve and my mom's beer meatballs and hot dogs in mustard/grape jelly), and pass out the gifts and open them up with everyone watching. Sometimes, my cousins would spend the night and Santa would bring all of their presents to our house. Now that we're all grown, the big Christmas Eve party has been moved to my house. I love entertaining in general but hosting the family Christmas Eve party is something I've always dreamed of doing. It's an honor that's been passed down to me and I try to make it as great as I remember it being growing up.
Now that I have my own family, the Hubs and I wanted to start some traditions of our own. We have all the grandparents over Christmas morning to watch the kiddos open up their Santa gifts. We have a huge breakfast and then the kids get to play with their new toys for the rest of the day. This year, we added a new tradition that I've been wanting to do for 2 years now. This is the newest addition to our family:
|Meet Chippy, the Elf on our Shelf|
Don't forget to share your traditions and link up with Amber and Neely!!!