This week at Real Life, I’m hosting a week of Christmas Traditions, shared by guest bloggers! I am so excited to hear about other families’ traditions, and take a peek inside their holiday! Today, we have Jessica, from Muthering Heights. (@MutheringHeight on Twitter)! (and I just LOVE her tagline, “…and other senseless sensibilities”)
My family is relatively young, as as such, we are just beginning to forge the traditions that will define the holiday season in our home. While I plan to be exceedingly intentional about focusing our traditions on the weighty, meaningful aspects of Christmas, I have found that some of the most memorable and treasured traditions spring from spontaneous bits of fun.
I happen to be far more enthusiastic about Christmas than my husband. Generally speaking, if something festive occurs in our home, it has been my doing. So imagine my surprise as I entered my bedroom last week and discovered a lighted pine garland woven across my headboard, and my husband’s iPod playing my favorite Christmas music!
Though his intention was to delight me, and provide a nice environment in which I could read my Bible and reflect on the Christmas season, we both found the ambiance so enjoyable, that we will undoubtedly re-create it next year – and each year after!
So simple, but such a special beginning to a loving family tradition we will enjoy for decades to come!
Other Christmas Tradition Guest Posts:
- Christmas Traditions: “High Impact Mom” Amanda
- Christmas Traditions: Honoring Others with the Underwood Family
- Christmas Traditions: You Have to Start Somewhere!
- Traditions: Anticipating and Remembering