Awww tradition. TRADITIOOOON, Tradition! haha. Fiddler on The Roof? Here's the song, you don't have to watch the whole thing of course but you can get a taste=) They joke around about having a tradition for everything.=)
I love traditions. They're a great way to join together as a fam or group of friends or whatever you are a part of. They create beautiful, fun, and joyful memories for a lifetime. When you get together with certain friends, or cousins, or family members, don't you love reminiscing about traditions you used to do or still do together? Like games you made up as children, or what you do each New Year's, or or or? =)
Hubby and I are so excited about starting traditions for our family. We've already established some daily traditions... praying together before we go to sleep, and with our little ones too, before each meal, eating together at the table for dinner (I used to sneak in eating on the couch but now that BabyBoy is older that's not so easy=)), hopefully a little family getaway each year, if Hubby is away on business we talk on the phone as much as possible to fill each other in on all our happenings and definitely talk, pray, and say goodnight before we go to bed... and now we want to start holiday traditions too!
Little NCF get to know you history: I just started celebrating Christmas when Hubby and I started dating in 1999. I was raised Jewish with the belief that Jesus is the Messiah, so we incorporated Jesus into all of the Jewish holidays. We celebrated pretty much the same Christian holidays but maybe at different times... so Jesus' birth was during Sukkot in the fall (similar to Christmas), his ressurection during Passover (similar to Easter)... and so on=) So we get to experience both together. We LOVE all of the traditions and symbolism in the Jewish holidays.
Ok back to TRADITIOOOONs - Christmas Edition. So we don't really have any really "special" ornaments. I'm thinking about starting an ornament tradition. Maybe each year we will get an ornament for each little one symbolizing what they are loving that year. Then as we look at them each year and over the years, we'll remember all of the different things they were "into." I was thinking about getting crafffffty. BabyBoy's would be something music related and Next Edition a sweet little baby something... still thinking friends still thinking=).
We're still talking about other traditions we want to implement too. Do you have any Christmas or ornament traditions? Do you do a color specific tree? Real or fake?