One Christmas tradition that we began was giving our kids a 'Christmas Eve gift' every year. It's always a new set of pjs, plus a book to read for each at bedtime. Then the kids put on their new pjs for bed and in the morning when they open gifts they are all wearing nice new co-ordinated pjs in the pictures! I stole this from a friend in university- her parents used to do this and I thought it was a cute idea!
Other traditions we inherited from family, or happened by circumstance... for instance, we always have fish and chips on Christmas Eve and Good Friday (my mom's tradition); we have a big cookie exchange potluck the first Friday of December (something two friends and I began the year my son was born)... we do them every year, but we didn't really put any thought into beginning them. It just kind of happened.
at 1:13 PM on Nov. 26, 2009