Now we come to the place where most parents, myself included, tend to overdo… presents! It is true toys are way more exciting than when we were kids, and yes, there are tons more of them. Also, they are more difficult to get into! But, as I have been a part of my little sister’s Christmases, then my nephew’s, and finally my own kids, I have found that the gifts may be exciting briefly, but they get forgotten fairly quickly. What remains are the memories – baking cookies, decorating the tree, making projects, and any other traditions old and new that take place. I am still a fairly new mom, my oldest daughter just turned six, but I have already decided that Christmas gifts are fantastic, but the memories I make with my children and our family each year are so much more.
So, what are your favorite holiday memories? Family traditions? What do you hope to, or have you, started with your own family?