This is our last post as part of the Counting Down to Christmas series with fellow European bloggers. So far we have created a Paper Plate Christmas Tree, a Golf Tee Christmas Tree and Christmas Fybogel Slime. The last theme is Christmas Family Fun.
One of our family Christmas traditions is to decorate the Christmas tree together. Each year we purchase a Christmas decoration that signifies the year just gone. We now have quite a collection.
We have a Kiwi Santa from New Zealand, a Chinese Santa from China and souvenirs from holidays from Egypt, Portugal, Majorca and Turkey. My A+ Teacher decoration was a present in my first year of teaching and the owl decoration from my last year. The 2007 baby grow represents the birth of my nephew and the Stratford Upon Avon Father Christmas and Henry 8th souvenir represent breaks away in the UK.
We collected several Christmas decorations during 2012 when Adam was born and have fun creating our own Christmas decorations.
This year we were involved in the Ornament Swap hosted by Tutus and Tea Parties. We were paired with The Gingerbread House who created two gorgeous ornaments for Adam. She incorporated his love for letters and numbers with a scrabble tiles decoration and his love for cars (particularly red cars) with a car bauble.
This is Adam’s first Christmas at Pre-School and he has been busy creating some lovely decorations that will be treasured for years to come.
This year, however we have broken one of our new family traditions. Our Christmas cards had featured photographs of Adam dressed up in various Christmas related outfits. Last year he was dressed up as Santa.
This year we have opted the create hand made Christmas cards. As Adam now loves hand printing and asks to paint most days we are in the process of creating hand print Christmas trees.
What Christmas traditions do you and your family stick to and which ones have been lost over the years?
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