What are your Christmas traditions this time of year? Do you try to do new traditions with your family?
My girls and I love to do many traditions together during the Christmas season. We have several traditions we do every year and this year we started a new tradition.
Below are several Christmas traditions we do together.
1. Handprint Art. We have made paintings for the past three years. Every season/holiday we paint different handprint art. We’ve made trees, reindeer, and one large tree for Christmas. I love seeing how much my girls’ handprints have grown over the years.
2. Gingerbread Houses. We’ve made houses for the past three years too. We’ve made a regular house, train, and a triangle house. My girls get excited to make a gingerbread house each year. We choose a different kit each year. My girls love tasting some of the frosting and sampling several pieces of candy.
3. Christmas Lego Sets. We started a 12 day ChristmasLego countdown last year. We can built a different Lego every day. We’ve built six Lego sets so far. I’m going to try to built them all so that we can display all sets at once instead of breaking the set each day for the 12 days until Christmas. I’ve had to change the color of some of the bricks.
4. Christmas Star from Afar. We started this tradition this year. This activity comes with a wooden nativity set and stable. It also comes with a book telling a story about the Christmas star. For the activity, my husband and I hide the wooden star and my girls find the star and place the wise men next to the star. We do this every day in December until Christmas when the star is by the stable. You can see my post on the Christmas Star from Afar here to read more information on the activity.
What are your Christmas traditions? What new tradition are you going to start this year?