Well, the holidays are winding down now, and I wanted to take a second to share some of our favorite traditions.
The first thing is to put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving (but almost everyone does that don't they?)
Then, on November 30, we have our children write their Christmas wish lists, roll them up, and place them inside their shoes by the front door. Santa's elves come and take their lists to the North Pole for Santa to look over. They also leave behind a small gift and some treats. This year, the elves left slippers for each of the girls. It's a great way to get excited about the holidays.
The next thing we do, is watch a movie together on Christmas Eve. The past couple of years, the favorite has been Elf.
And lastly, on Christmas morning, we have the whole family over (well, whoever wants to come, that is) for a Christmas brunch. We always have sausage casserole and sticky buns. I think out of all of our traditions, our kids have come to enjoy this one the most. In fact, a couple of years ago, we were thinking about not doing it any more, but when we asked them if we should stop, they insisted we continue. So we have.