Saturday, December 12, 2009

winter holiday traditions

Yesterday Abbott and Cal got to bring something to school that represents a winter holiday tradition in their family. Both of them chose to bring in one of their Christmas tree ornaments. Every year, we give them a new one. I have many from my childhood that I enjoy putting on our tree every year, and want them to be able to have the same experience as adults.

I'd love to hear about a winter holiday tradition in your family.

Happy Hanukkah to those who are celebrating.

15 comments:

nicola@which name? said...

did you make those??!!
thanks for your comment! hope you get the snow you want and YAY about your calendar! i wonder how they are choosing? i assume all or at random?
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Anna said...

thanks lecia! one of our holiday traditions is a hanukkah party that our friends host every year. they invite everyone they know and ask people to bring a menorah and/or a dish traditional to their culture, we always have a table full of lighted candles and food from all over the world. i'm going tonight--it's so fun!

Becky said...

Those cupcakes are perfect! I just pulled my tree-shaped Porteirion plate out today, so Christmas can now happen.

And our neighbor has the most gorgeous Hanukkah light display outside her house. All blue and white, really grand.

Deidra said...

Each year we host a neighborhood holiday cookie party. More and more people attend each year. It is a blast! Not so much about the cookies as it is about everyone getting to see each other.

We all need to know if you baked those cookies, girlfriend!

Deidra said...

I mean cupcakes... =)

martha - ca knitter said...

The cupcakes look tasty! Yum! I think my own personal Christmas winter tradition would be enjoying as many Starbucks caramel apple ciders, as possible. Another, Yum! :-)

Cynthia said...

Um, I am a lurker. I am friends with your cousin - Debi.

I want that cupcake recipe, now!

Please? Pretty please?

Kamana said...

yummmmmm... i am drooling here :)

likeschocolate said...

The cupcakes look delish! How cute with the little gingerbread on top!

Ina in Alaska said...

Not exactly a tradition but you made me think of my stocking which my grandma knitted for me when I was a child. Still have it, still use it, and remember Christmases past. I second everyone's comments about those gorgeous cupcakes... oh my!!

Francesca said...

I guess the one tradition we have that goes back to my own childhood is that we use candles on our tree. My parents bought the special candle holders many, many years ago in Switzerland, and gave some to each of us children. Happy Sunday, Lecia!

Suz said...

I love this time year as it allows to bring out old holiday traditions - along with our decorations! One tradtion my daughter & I have is painting a holiday piece at As You Wish. I love having uniterrupted time with her; the spent and the painted piece create long-lasting memories! Love this time of year!

Love that your boys already value their holiday tradtions <3

miriam said...

Hillel is thrilled to hear that you had "the girls" eggs for lunch!

The first year we moved to Whidbey we could not find Hanukkah candles on the island and ended up using birthday candles instead. It was a huge drippy mess and they did not burn for the required thirty minutes.

Rather that purchasing candles off-island we created a new tradition of rolling our own with beeswax sheets and wick. All forty-four.

Making homemade candles is now a family holiday tradition and really gives the children a true appreciation for the miracle of light.
Miriam

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you so much everyone for sharing your stories!

And sorry to say I didn't make the cupcakes - they're from a local cupcake bakery called Trophy.

KPiep said...

My oh my....I'd almost give up my food restrictions for one of those gorgeous cupcakes! (And I'm so not a cupcake person...must be the wee gingerbread people.)

My favorite tradition for the holidays is that we always attend Christmas Eve services at our church and then go home and order a massive feast of Chinese food from one of our favorites. Last year we also drove out to see the Magic Tree - a local spectacle. The whole evening is quiet and peaceful, and belongs just to our little family of four.