Tradition! That's what we experience this time of year. Thanksgiving, a traditional family day in itself, ushers in the Christmas season -- at least here in North America.
Christmas lights are a major tradition in many homes. I know of families who spend most of Thanksgiving weekend getting their outdoor lights up and shining. Most of us have meaningful decorations -- things the kids made years ago, a favorite angel collection, or maybe a handmade creche.
We had our own set of Christmas traditions growing up, from the net stocking filled with hard candy, cream-filled chocolates and an orange that we received at the end of our church's Christmas program, to how we wrapped gifts, to the specific routine on Christmas morning.
How about you?
I'd like to invite you to send in a Christmas tradition from your family or culture that you'd like to share with readers. If you have a photo or two, all the better. Is there something unique to your family in how you celebrate Christmas? Or maybe you grew up with cultural traditions that you'd like to share. We'd love to hear what you do in celebration Christmas.
If you have a tradition you'd like to share, send it to email@example.com. I'll post these throughout the Christmas season. I'm looking forward to hearing from YOU!