The first day of Advent. A perfect day to think about what the Christmas season means to me. Wow, it means a lot and it will be nice to be able to sit back and reflect every Sunday until Christmas Day along with Floss over at Troc, Broc and ReCup.
For my first one, I have to say the thing that comes to mind right away, is, Traditions. From the turning on of the Christmas lights on the 1st, to decorating the tree on the first Sat of December, we keep to a list of favorite events that bring the 4 of us together to share in the season. As my girls got older, I would tell them if they had parties or other events that they wanted to do, they certainly could. I understood the needs of the young folks and didn't want my girls to have to choose between their friends and their parents. But what I found was, the traditions that they grew up with, were so strong and so loved, that to miss one of the many events was not something they wanted to do. So for almost 30 years, we have all gotten together to celebrate the season with an Annual Christmas Movie, dinner out with a Christmas Light Tour, and the favorite, Dessert/Decorate the Tree Party. I send out a schedule before Thanksgiving and I adjust the dates as necessary, and we all gather and we all have a great time. Traditions. Whether large or small, they make such a difference in a family. Do you have any traditions that you follow each year? Always, Kit
I am joining Floss for A Pause in Advent. Thank you Floss!
Linking to The Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.