When it comes to the holiday season, I am obsessed with creating and continuing on little traditions with my people. Something about having something to look forward to that leaves that memory with them means so much to me. That being said, the holiday season is a crazy one, so prioritizing your traditions and activities is key!! We like to sit down around the beginning of November and plan out our Holiday Bucket List. This bucket list is full of our can’t miss favorite traditions and activities, so we get them all in. We make sure each of our people get to add at least one item to the list, so it is fun for everyone. So today I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of our favorite traditions and share a FREE Holiday Bucket List you can download + use for your own family!
: MATCHING PAJAMAS
This is our longest running family tradition and I absolutely love it, so I wanted to tell you the story behind it. When we first started this tradition, it was just Joe, Hunter, and I. I wanted to start something to help me feel a little less home sick. I’m sure you’ve all heard of the very common Christmas tradition of getting pajamas on Christmas Eve. I love pajamas and thought it was the sweetest tradition.
While I loved the idea behind the tradition, I didn’t love the timing. I am a sucker for the cute very Christmasy MATCHING pajamas. So, you can see my problem with the timing. I wanted to be able to sport our cute pajamas all season long! So, we had the idea to open our pajamas on Thanksgiving night instead! It has become one of our very favorite traditions for over 15 years now! Linking some fun Christmas Pajamas here.
: DECORATING COOKIES
Year after year, this is one thing that ALWAYS makes our list! We love being in the kitchen together, and the holidays make it even more exciting. The little people love decorating sugar cookies (or any kind of cookie), and if I’m being honest…my whole kitchen. But seeing how proud they are with their creations makes it so worth it! These snowball cookies our are absolute favorite.
: PLAYING IN THE SNOW
I’m not going to lie; this one is not my favorite on the list because I really don’t like being cold. But the little people LOVE it! Whether it is something simple like building a snow man or sledding or more extreme like ski lessons, snow always finds its way on our list!
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Sharing a fun bucket list below that you can download and print for free! Fun activity for the family to keep on the fridge and mark off activities together!
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