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Question of the Week - Traditions

This is a special time of year for many people. And I was wondering, is there a tradition that you particularly enjoy? This could be any kind of tradition: religious, cultural, familial. Old or new. Just something that you consider a tradition and you do every year.

I know MommyEm's answer is not going to be receiving Christmas cards. hehe.

Here's my answer:
For the past 5 years or so, my neice (who just turned 13!) comes over to my house during the week before Christmas, and we do our holiday baking. I love baking and we make really good stuff (truffles, gingerbreadmen, caramel popcorn), but even more, I love this time I get to spend with my neice. Just hanging out and baking. No matter how busy we are through the year, we make time to do this together at perhaps the busiest time of year. And this year, we are doing a 3-day extravaganza of baking!

Comments

Becoming Mommy said…
we don't have any yet, as we're still figuring out what ours are. They have been changing every year so we'll see what they get to be in the future.
La folle maman said…
I love Christmas. Especially the sweet treats and other food that seems to be only appropriate at this time of year.

Two years ago, we had a Christmas party for friends (this was supposed to be a tradition but never came to fruition -- that rhymed, lame). At the party, we served Trogg's Nog which was a nice twist on the old standby.

If anyone is interested, the recipe can be found at Drink Swap. This particular drink will probably be a tradition for our house with or without the party!

Happy Holidays and enjoy!
ImpostorMom said…
We have Christmas Eve with my extended family at my grandparents' house each year. Now that I don't live in the same town I don't go every year but they always do it.

It is something I remember fondly from my childhood.

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