Today's topic is Christmas Traditions.
For the past couple of years we have hosted a Christmas party for our friends and neighbours, this will be our third year. It is one of my favourite new traditions. We love seeing everyone, some of them we only see once a year so it is a special time.
We send Christmas cards.
We get a real tree from Plant World.
We always go to church on Christmas Eve and the singing of Silent Night with candles has always been a favourite, particularly for remembering those who aren't with us any longer.
Another fairly new tradition is putting together our Rockefeller Centre puzzle before the end of Christmas Eve.
My family has always had lobster, and Dave's family likes it too, poor Dave is the only one who can't eat it. We got oysters on Christmas Eve for the first time last year and I think that will be a new favourite tradition too.
I think the most important things about traditions is that although is fun to do the same thing every year and make things special for that reason, we also need to remember that if we miss out on something for some reason that we don't get too disappointed about it and not let it ruin our whole holiday season. Christmas should be more than a list of things that we need to do in order for it to be complete. Christmas is more about the special times you spend with your loved ones, no matter what you're doing (or eating).
Our Christmas lights went up over the weekend - let the decorating begin!