Christmas traditions are important in my family, too. There are some things that have been passed on for generations—baking cookies using my grandmother’s recipes, traditional Christmas dinners, and decorating the tree as a family. I love when we pull out the ornaments every year and reminisce about where they came from. A few antique ornaments from my grandparent’s grace our tree every year. And I knew without a doubt my husband was the one for me when we each pulled out collections of Christmas ornaments saved from our childhoods.
The Christmas fun really started once I had children of my own. My girls love keeping up the family traditions and we’ve created many new ones of our own. Now, every December we begin getting visits from Clyde, our Elf on the Shelf. He’s a mischievous little guy who has been known to bring small gifts and surprises throughout the season. We also host a party every Christmas Eve. Nothing is as exciting when we wave good-bye to our guests and head inside to leave out a plate of cookies and milk for Santa and some carrots for the reindeer. And it fills me with joy knowing that someday my kids will be passing these traditions down to families of their own.
How about you? Any holiday traditions that you just can’t skip?
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About the AuthorAmy Lamont writes contemporary and New Adult romance about quirky heroines and hunky heroes. Over the years she’s had some jobs she loved (working as a program coordinator for a non-profit animal rescue), some jobs she liked (freelance writing), and some jobs she hated (her experience as a waitress has turned her into the excellent tipper she is today). But nothing gives her greater joy than writing romances that pack an emotional punch and come with a guaranteed happily ever after.
Amy lives in New England with her husband, twin daughters, and two rescue mutts. She loves chatting with readers. To get in touch, visit her at www.amylamont.com
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