Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: Hall Family Holiday Traditions

starting in just a few weeks, our holidays officially begin. i love having {and forming} traditions, and i rely on them to keep me focused in this busy season. when there's so much to do and see and places to go, i know our family's traditions are tried and true. recalling our traditions and digging up photos just remind me of how blessed we are, how thankful i am, and how much i love this time of year.

10 Hall Family Holiday Traditions

1. we take our Christmas card picture on Thanksgiving Day.
2. Christmas decorations go up the week of Thanksgiving, no sooner.

3. we have a neighborhood Thanksgiving dinner.
4. we bake or decorate Christmas cookies with our friends.

5. we fill shoeboxes for children for Operation Christmas Child.
6. we make a Jesse Tree.

7. we walk around Midwestern State U's Fantasy of Lights.

8. my children get handwritten letters from Santa.
9. we eat my mom's homemade spaghetti and garlic bread on Christmas Eve.
10. we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

that's the stuff that makes me look forward to this time of year. what traditions are you looking forward to?

thanks to OhAmanda for hosting Ten on Tuesday!