It’s December! Christmas is near! Ready for family Christmas traditions?! My kids LOVE Christmas. #1 reason=Christmas lights. #2 reason=Christmas books. (Bet you thought I was going to say Christmas gifts ) My kids are 2 and 4 years old and they get so excited when they see Christmas lights. I do too! You can’t help but get excited when you see how excited they are. My daughter is 2 years old and started reading October this year. I was featured in a Mom Proud Moment here. You can see a video of her reading. My son who is now four years old started reading around 2 years as well. Since they love Christmas lights and books we make sure to include both in our family Christmas traditions.
A few years ago I saw online a Christmas tradition where you wrap 25 Christmas books and read one every night in the month of December. I knew I would do this! I stocked up on Christmas books a few years ago. We’ve been reading the same books for the last two years. The kids are young, they don’t remember every book. I can get away with the same books for a couple more years. There is ONE book that they remember because it has Christmas lights that light up on the tree at the end, Little Blue Truck’s Christmas. So far every night when they go to pick a book they say “I hope this one is Little Blue Truck.” They haven’t found it yet. I can’t wait to see the excitement when they do.
We put up our Christmas decorations a few days after Thanksgiving. We listen to Christmas music dancing and singing. We have a Christmas village that we put up every year. This year we went with a small fiberoptic tree instead of a live tree. The kids enjoy it just as much because of the changing lights. I love this age because it doesn’t take much to excite them.
We’re coming along with our Christmas family traditions. Here is a list of what we do yearly.
-Put up Christmas decorations a few days after Thanksgiving
-Read a Christmas book every night in the month of December
-Take a walk nightly/every other night around our block after dinner to see Christmas lights
-Drive around our community to see Christmas lights
-Attend city Christmas Parade
-Attend city Christmas Boat Parade
-Watch Christmas movies
-Make a gingerbread house
What are some of your family Christmas traditions? I would love to hear!