I know that it is Christmas Eve, and it's been a full holiday season, but we just wanted to share a few of our family Christmas Eve traditions with you and hope you'll do the same! It's never to late to start a tradition and help make your holidays even more merry.
Laura: Our holiday season has been full of traditions like making paper snowflakes, Christmas crafts, watching Christmas movies, baking, delivering goodies, singing and even a little shopping. When Christmas Eve rolls around, hopefully there's not much left to do but enjoy family time. We LOVE to drive around the neighborhoods on Christmas Eve to see all of their lights. This year we may even use Valerie's scavenger hunt sheet: what a good idea! Once we're back at home it's time for some hot cocoa, christmas pajamas, and our annual ornament exchange. You can see the ornament I'm giving my boys here, but I just love giving them one each year to add to their personal collection. We've also been reading one scripture story about Jesus every night since December 1st, so we will finish our list and all of our advents. Then it's bedtime, wrapping presents time and the nervous excitement that comes before Christmas morning. I just can't believe it's here already!
Parenting.com has another great roundup here. My favorite: A Magic Key for those without a fireplace!