The Meet the Family Blog Hop is hosted by Terri Giuliano Long, and is a chance for people to share posts related to the holidays - stories, recipes, favourite holiday books, movies, songs, etc. Today I'm talking about my family's traditions.
Christmas Traditions in the Landry Home
My family is big on traditions. Every year, we do the same thing for Christmas. My mum and I decorate our apartment early in December - we have a lot of really beautiful decorations, most of which were made by family members. The majority of our decorations - ceramic reindeer, snowmen, a Santa Claus, a tree with lights in the shape of birds - have been around longer than I have, and hold fond childhood memories of Christmases past, and special memories of the people who made them.
|Auntie's babies last Christmas|
We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve with my brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews - Noah, 10, and Logan, 2. (Next year there will be a baby around for Christmas since my brother and sister-in-law are expecting their third child in June!) Christmas is so much more exciting with kids around - their enthusiasm is contagious, and you can’t help but be happy and feel the magic in the air. I do all the cooking, and in the last couple of years, we’ve gone all out with a feast that provides enough leftovers for at least a week: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, among other delectable dishes.
Does your family have holiday traditions? What are some of your favourites?