One of the things James and I have really enjoyed since getting married last year is creating special holiday traditions. Some of our favorites are below. (Not pictured: spiking hot cocoa at the Lincoln Park Zoo lights, watching Christmas movies, and listening to copious amounts of Christmas music)
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Baking Chirstmas cookies. We actually started this tradition before we got married, but each year, the cookies look at little better. They also make for great gifts, so I usually package them up in a pretty Christmas-y tin to give away.
Making a gift for friends and family. Last year it was the hot cocoa mixes and this year, homemade body scrub.
Decking out our little home. We're slowly building up our arsenal of Christmas decorations and special pieces we hope to keep for years, like these personalized stockings.
Our Christmas card. It will look different each year as we get older and our family grows, but we love sending out a card from our little family every Christmas.
What are your special holiday traditions?