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Thursday, December 07, 2006



I LOVE these traditions!

Some of these we do...but I love that the children always do a Christmas program- that's wonderful, and I think I might steal this idea if that's OK! :)


Tammy, thanks for visiting and for the comment. Glad you still stop by and visit us here! :)

You are more than welcome to use any idea in your family. Your children will always remember participating in a family Christmas program each year as they grow up. I recommend it.


I like your traditions.It will be intersting for you to have Micah as the married son who will be starting his own family traditions with Elizabeth.

We have some traditions -we attend church on Christmas Eve,open gifts slowly,eat French pork pie on Christmas Eve and make a birthday cake for Jesus.


What fun traditions! I know the ladies of the house won't like this, but I think it is hilarious that Micah and Jonathan rearrange those ceramic bear ornaments! How about n-o-o-n! :-) We open our presents just like you do...we always get calls from family that are asking, "Are you STILL opening your presents?" We drive around and look at lights and arrange our Christmas cards around the house for decorations, too. We attend the Virginia Beach Symphony's free Messiah sing-along concert every is such a blessing! Merry Christmas to one of my favorite families!

Susan P.

Deb, thank you so much for sharing your Christmas traditions with us. It is so wonderful to read about families celebrate this most blessed season. I love the sound of your outdoor decorations proclaiming the "reason for the season" and I just LOVED the story of the NOEL block because as Moms I'm sure we can all relate to that one;)


I love this post!
We used to do a program every year as well - I was always Mary, and my two (at the time) brothers rotated between being Joseph and a shepherd.
Such a sweet memory - and I had forgotten about it until now! I think I'll incorporate it into my little family...


If we stay in Wake Forest next year we can say going to the Wake Forest Christmas parade as a tradition.The weather is gorgeous for a parade.


I enjoyed reading about how you celebrate Christmas. I think it is nice to take a long time over opening presents. We don't have heaps of presents, but we do enjoy opening them one by one and watching each other open each one.


N-O-E-L or L-E-O-N....I have such fond memories as a child of doing the same thing to my grandmother. She had candle holders which spelled out NOEL. She would get so frustrated with us (all her grandchildren)..or at least pretend to be whenever we did this. When she left this world, my mother had these and we continued the tradition along with our children. Now I have these precious items and every year, my son will rearrange the letters knowing that I will think about my grandmother. I love traditions that link generations.

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