Thursday, December 22, 2011


This Christmas season is the first time I have felt the pressing need to cultivate our own family Christmas traditions. Levi is at the age where he understands that Christmas is a special time of the year, filled with worship and family celebrations, presents, goodies, and decorations. As we prepare for Christmas together, each activity takes on a special meaning that Levi will carry a memory of in the years to come. This year we created our own wreath out of old magazine pages. Levi helped me staple the pieces down and he thought it was "so cool." Wouldn't it be fun if every year we created a new wreath together?  The idea for this wreath is from here.

Another fun activity was baking Christmas goodies for our neighbors and delivering them by hand so we could wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We made melt-in-your mouth shortbread, orangettes and candy-cane bark

Our lovely friends have been dropping by with gifts and one friend brought Levi a bird feeder. Isn't that a wonderful present? We're watching daily for little birdies to make this new discovery. I would love to give sustainable gifts to family and friends every Christmas. 

What Christmas traditions do you have?


  1. These images are simply priceless! It's great that you are doing this! Even now that my sister and I are older, we insist on carrying on the traditions that my parents instilled in us when we were younger, such as opening gifts at the stoke of midnight! :)

  2. Awww. this is sooo cute. I've been trying to create Christmas traditions for our family too this year. Love experiencing Christmas through a child's eyes. Merry Christmas!!

  3. such an amazing tradition !! i love those christmas decorations, they are lovely indeed (: and that gifts wrap look awesome :D i love your blog <3 Merry Christmas :)

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