Christmas Traditions




Christmas is not about what you get and what you give. It is about spending time with those you care about and the love that is cultivated when we share special moments together. After my children had children of their own, we all decided that our usual secret santa exchange was getting a bit too expensive. We tried a couple of different ways to do it, but we finally settled on a unique tradition that has had us relishing in the true meaning of Christmas.

Each year we have a little family party. It is just my children and their families. We start the evening with a simple dinner of soup, salad and bread. We sit where ever and chat with each other. Then we hand out the construction materials for our activity. We started making candy trains out of lifesavers, gum, chocolate bells and kisses. Now, we just give the kids a bag of treats, and they come up with some pretty great ideas. Take a look!
 
 
We finish the evening with a White Elephant exchange.  Here are our rules:
  1. Gifts must be Low or No cost
  2. Gifts must be in good condition and usable.
  3. Gifts must be pre approved by mom to make sure they are not family treasures.
Everyone takes something home, the kids and parents get a good laugh, and we enjoy each other's company.  We hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season and wish you a fun and frugal Christmas!
 
 
 
 
 
 


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