It is with a nod to nostalgia and a slightly broken mom heart that I acknowledge the full magic and impact has past my children by.
They believe. But they no longer BELIEVE.
If you’ve been there….if you have a child who has outgrown the wonder of listening for hooves on the roof, straining to hear the faintest of ho-ho-hos and the freckled faced amazement that comes with the awe of the first moments they see the tree on Christmas morning….please know that the sweetness of the traditions, the family, the love – these are the true glue and the magic of the season.
As mine are in a new stage, but one that equally gives me joy, I wanted to share some of our very favorite traditions.
Sweeten the Holidays with the Best Family Traditions
Visit Santa – If your little ones still believe in the jolly guy, writing Santa a letter and delivering it by hand will always be special. Some of my very favorite memories involve the way their faith and heart guided them through the season and the way they were filled with youthful trust.
Deck the Halls (or the Tree) – We have a non-traditional tree. It isn’t just red or white. It is an exercise in non-perfection – but it is perfectly US. I collect ornaments – so wherever we travel, any moment that is monumental for us – it will be on display. I also have ornaments with the kids’ pictures from every year since birth. Just putting it up makes me grateful.
Happy Holidays, my lovely friends.