Last year I set up this fun little linky party, so I thought we'd do it again. I love hearing about fun Christmas traditions and seeing how everyone celebrates the season.
So here we go!
1. When do you decorate?
We usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving but this year I just couldn't wait. I was so excited for lights and stockings. Here are a few of our decorations.
2. Elf or no elf?
I have an elf both at home and in the classroom. They are a bit of pain to keep up with, but the magic for my kiddos is totally worth it. Here are few of our elf photos.
Our School Elf Jingle
Our elf at home, Elfie.
3. Christmas Cookies or No Baking for You?
I remember making cookies each year with my mom and I still carry on the tradition with my boys. But I also have an annual baking night with two of my sweet friends. This year we included the husbands. It was a Bourbon and Baking night. You can probably guess what the men did. We love these cookies with holiday M and M's!
4. Favorite Holiday Tradition?
Mine would have to be a tradition we just started a few years ago. We do Random Acts of Kindness each day in December before Christmas. Yesterday the boys took Christmas cookies to an elderly neighbor. We often pick up the tab for someone or hand out gift cards as people enter a store. Sometimes we just draw pictures and say thank you. We also started this new tradition. The boys pick one book a night to unwrap and read each night. They love it and I cherish our bedtime routine.
5. Favorite Christmas Movie?
I have to say I have many. We always have to watch the Elf on the Shelf Movie to kick off the season, as well as Elf, Christmas Vacation and The Grinch. How cute is this Elf shirt? Love Crystal's t-shirts.
6. Snow or No Snow?
Do you like a White Christmas? I think Christmas is the only acceptable time for snow. After Christmas, I'm so over cold weather. I would love to move to Miami just for the months of Jan.-April.
7. Favorite Christmas Song?
Mary Did You Know? will always be my favorite. I especially love the Pentatonix version this year.
8. Favorite Gifts to Give and Get?
Here are some gifts I've purchased this holiday season and a few I'd love to receive. In fact, a few I purchased and kind of want to keep. You can click any of the pictures below to check out the items.