Thursday, December 8, 2016

Our Favorite Christmas Tradition

There was a tradition started in my family about fifteen years ago and it's still going strong. It's our annual Candy/Cookie Day. Every year the adult girls of the family get together a week before Christmas and make candies and cookies all day long. We bring our dishes and ingredients over to my someone's house and make up the goodies. The kids help by putting on the sprinkles or dipping the chocolate. It's messy and exhausting, but worth all the love that is put into it. After all the goodies are made, we divide them up onto trays and take the trays to our friends and other loved ones.

This year the tradition will continue, but the routine will be a little different. It's the first year of this tradition without my mother.  And the first year without her famous iced sugar cookies.  Rather than be sad, we are going to get in full holiday spirit and celebrate.  We will reminisce about Candy/Cookie Days of past and remember the love she had for all of us.  We also plan on watching a Christmas movie and having a meal. Our annual Candy/Cookie Day is a tradition that I hope lasts for many more years.

Do you have any Christmas traditions that you hold dear?


Samantha said...

Ah yes, we do! But sadly, we won't be doing any of them this year because we are moving next week. Sucks!

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's a great tradition and I love that you will be adding in a movie and dinner in remembrance of you mom this year. We will host our annual Christmas breakfast on the 18 for the inlaws and nieces and nephews. It's exhausting, but fun!

Peggy said...

We have something similar in our family. I work with my sister's granddaughters making and decorating cookies. We just have a girls day and have fun.

Renee said...

Our kids have decided that we need to make it a tradition to go to Disney every year around Thanksgiving or Christmas time. We went two years ago, and then we went this year before Thanksgiving. I am not sure that is a financially doable tradition to create, but I am sure thankful for the memories made when we do get to go.
Those cookies look terrific! not sure what that nutty-looking thing in the middle is but yum!

Sue Hull said...

Every year we go see all the houses that are done up with beautiful Christmas lights & decorations.We did a cookie exchange one yr but it was so exhausting for me that we never did it again.My mom always makes cookies and candy around Christmas.My fave tradition is all us girls and a couple guys going to my moms house on Christmas for brunch and presents.We always let the kids do their presents first so we can see what they got.My granddaughter chloe is 2 1/2 this yr so Christmas will be even more fun. I hope you & your family have a very Merry & Blessed Christmas.Your mom is celebrating Jesus' birthday with Him.You'll see her again someday.Im glad to hear you are celebrating her life.I know you would rather have her here.Terra your always in my thoughts & prayers <3