Christmas Traditions

I hope you all are having yourselves a merry little Christmas so far! I know that at my house, the Christmas music is in full swing (when Alexa decides to cooperate), the outdoor lights are up, the house is decorated and the advent calendar countdown has begun! We’ve been sipping on holiday drinks, baking our favorite homemade snacks and just finished mailing out our Christmas cards. We’ve been trying to make the whole family photo Christmas card thing a yearly tradition, but it’s typically ended up being an every other year type of thing. We have managed to get them out two years in a row now though, so go us! It’s the little things, right?!

For the holiday season, we will usually choose something to do that we have never done before. So far since Thomas and I have been together, we have done the following Oregon activities, listed from North to South:

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Zoo Lights

Peacock Lane

Christmas in the Garden at the Oregon Gardens

Christmas Ship Parade

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display

Magic at the Mill

Storybook Land

Pastega Christmas Lights

The Nutcracker at the Eugene Ballet

Other activities for my future list

Oregon Symphony Christmas Production

Historic Homes Christmas Parlour Tour

Paint & Wine: Holiday Edition

One Horse Open Sleigh Rides

Holiday Express Train Ride

Aside from all of the fun activities, we also always bake homemade Chex mix, watch a couple of Hallmark movies throughout the month, have holiday themed game nights, and there are usually a few Christmas parties thrown in here and there! We also always host a Christmas brunch with cinnamon and orange danish rolls, hash browns, eggs and bacon. We open one gift on Christmas Eve (PJ’s and a book or movie), spend Christmas morning together at our house and then head to the in-laws for an all day event. When we come home we open stockings and then just hang out for the rest of the night. I am super excited this year because I have the day after Christmas off for a little bit of extra relaxing and family time. What are some of your family holiday traditions or must do events for the Season? I hope everyone has a happy holiday!

yours,

rr

Jacket: Old Navy | Jeans: Judy Blue | Shoes: Converse | Bodysuit: Gap

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