Today for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash we're hooking up with Tidy Mom and the theme is Christmas Memories or Traditions.....and girls I'm going Traditions since we have so many we've started with the kids.
One of my favorite is a few days before Christmas we bake cookies for our elderly neighbors. I get special Christmas bags, this year I'm using boxes, and we deliver fresh baked cookies, and yes I cheat and use pre-made cookies but they are baked and decorated with love...the kids deliver....I watch from the porch. It is joyful watching the kids and neighbors!
Another is getting together with my BFF and her kids to bake and decorate cookies the day before Christmas Eve...and these are the cookies we set out for Santa...and we also serve them when our families get together for Christmas Eve to eat and exchange gifts.
And last but not least is what we did tonight. Each year since Derek was born we pick a night usually the week before Christmas, and go out to eat(tonight it was O'Charley's) and then drive around to look at Christmas lights. Now our electric company decorates their windows downtown...they are always wonderful and people park and get out and walk and look and oooo and awww at the figures..the great thing is that they use the same decorations just in different decorating ideas...little did we know when we started this, that one day we would have 4 kids who we would take downtown to look at the windows of the company their daddy now works for...... I LOVE IT!!