Thursday, December 8, 2016
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?
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