Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Traditions

When our now three year old was born, my wife started a great Christmas tradition. Each year, we go out and my son gets to pick an ornmanet for the Christmas Tree. We put the date on the back and then let him hang it on the tree. This year, we each picked an ornament, so that was different.

The great idea my wife has about this is that when our boy is old enough to be on his own, we will give him the ornaments, so he has some to start with. My wife got this idea from her mom that started this tradition. To this day, we have little ornaments that my wife had on her tree when she was a little girl.
Share any traditions you may have!


  1. We decorate a gingerbread house every year.

  2. I've been thinking about doing something similar to this starting next year for our first kid's x-mas, but I hadn't gotten as far as you had in terms of the formal structure. I really like it, particularly given that, like your wife plans, your kids will have their own ornaments ready for them when they move out, making their trees that much more meaningful.