Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mama Henley checking in...

I love hearing about other people's traditions. I also love reading other people's mail, but that's another story. Don't get all paranoid if I've visited your house. I only read my parents' mail and it's always with their permission. In fact, they know how I love to read it, so they leave interesting letters out for me to enjoy. And I digress once again. Back to tradition. As you're packing away the ornaments that you collect each year and stuffing bows with tissue paper, think about what you enjoy most about this time of year. What are your favorite traditions? The same friend who puts her children's painted hand prints on her tree skirt every year also gives each child a Christmas book every Christmas. Inside the book she writes about that child, their interests over the last year, some fun memories, and who their friends are. It's a great way to keep memories and remember special times every time you break out the Christmas books. How do you Deck the Halls? Fill me in on some fa la la. I eat the stuff up. Merry Merry!

1 comment:

Travelbug Mom said...

There are just SO many traditions we have at Christmas that I'm sure are similar to most, but some unique things we do include not only framing a school picture of each child for the tree, but also framing a stamp that we used on our cards. Another is that we pile in our SUV, bring a thermos of hot chocolate and head over to a local light show then drive through neighborhoods to admire the lights - in our pj's! It is such a good feeling to know that even as the children enter high school and college, they still look forward to many of these simple traditions we started.