This is our first REAL Christmas together as husband and wife. Last year was so stressful that we didn’t even have time to think up traditions, let alone actually do them. So this year is our first year to really start our family traditions during the holidays. We know that until we have kids, these traditions will probably change from year to year due to traveling to see family, being with different sides of the family each year, etc.
So here they are, our Heathcock Family Traditions 2018:
Decorating for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving
Watching Elf and making homemade Apple Cider while we decorate the tree together
Christmas Family Photos for our Christmas cards
We put out snacks and waters for the delivery men on the first of December to thank them for working so hard this time of year
We open ONE present exactly ONE week before Christmas to help get the Christmas jitters out (View our Christmas Lists here)
Attending the Christmas service at Vibrant Church
Decorating Christmas cookies the Sunday before Christmas (after our Sunday nap) and watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Driving around to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve
Making a big breakfast on Christmas morning while watching Home Alone
As our family grows, we will add more traditions but for now, with our little family, this works just fine. We both love Christmas but we are extremely busy this time of year so fitting everything we’d like to do is nearly impossible! So we have made sure to implement some easy, yet meaningful, and fun ones to help make this time of year still feel special to us. The Heathcocks wish you the Merriest Christmas this year!
I love hearing other people’s traditions and I may steal some for next year!
What are some of your Christmas traditions?