Christmas traditions keep the ghosts of Christmas’ past alive. We all have memories of a favorite Christmas or Christmas tradition. When a new family begins, each person brings their own favorite traditions to the home and a new set Christmas traditions is formed.
My favorite of our Christmas traditions is hard to pick, but I would say there are two favorites for me. Listening to our vinyl Christmas records while we decorate the tree and then sitting with just the tree lights on while we sip something hot and listen to the records while we talk and enjoy the tree.
Ever since the boys were born, I gave them a new ornament every year to represent something special from the year in their lives. Our tree is covered in memories. When the boys left to begin their own families, I let them pick as many of their ornaments as they wanted to put on their own trees. J and I do this as a couple each year as well.