Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions are sometimes hard to keep.  They're easier when you're younger and it's just your siblings and parents but now everyone is growing up, getting significant others and having kids.  It's a really weird transition to go from one family of six to essentially five separate families now.  I don't hate it.  I'm so grateful we are all happy, healthy and have found someone we love, but still, it was a hell of a lot easier to organize us all a few years ago!

One of my favourite traditions though is still alive and well, and one I'm so thankful for!  Every year my parents get us each an ornament.  They are usually handmade from a craft fair and always mean something.

This is definitely one of my favourites.  I liked to think that I could of been a superstar someday.  Obviously that didn't pan out...

This one is from the first year Lukas and I lived together just us.  We were celebrating our 5th Christmas together in Souris River.

This wasn't written on but I'm pretty sure it was 2012 too. My mom, sisters and I were lucky enough to spend a weekend in the big apple!

Luke and I have been starting the tradition of giving each other ornaments as well. We exchanged this last year. Apparently we like beverages?

I couldn't NOT include a picture of the Sullster! How sweet is this pose??

Now that I've written this I realize I didn't really take a lot of pictures of the ornaments considering my tree is full of them!  These ones are definitely my favourites though. I could easily go out and buy a bunch of cute Target ornaments but the idea of accumulating them over time is so much better.  It really is the simplest traditions that are the best.

What's your favourite tradition?

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