23 December 2013

Holiday traditions

23 December 2013
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)
James Roy Photography

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?


jillian said...

:) yah! christmas traditions are so fun :) xo

Short and Sweet Blog said...

So fun! Love making new traditions!

Jessica Marquez said...

Love your traditions! And that gorgeous Christmas card!

Lena said...

For the last two years, John has gifted me beautiful box seats for SF Ballet's Nutcracker, still performed in the hall where it had its US premiere–it's my favorite new holiday tradition!

Lindsay Kauffman said...

Merry Christmas to you and your hubby :) I love creating holiday traditions too! xoxo, Lindsay

Kristin said...

Merry Christmas! Really glad I found your blog, love it!

Kristin xx

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