Family Christmas vacation Tradition gives us freedom and guidance in a time that is otherwise powerful and stressful, and often not organized. Tradition gives us a blueprint of how our family anticipates and loves the vacation season, what they guess, how they love to celebrate.
Tradition gives us the chance to layout our Christmas vacation activities well in advance. We can prepare a plan of action, and organize our vacation events using a good and correct site map. That takes off the stress from last-time activities, e.g., the frantic search for needed vacation decor, or the headache of coming up with the right vacation menu.
But what shall we do, if our household does not have a Christmas vacation tradition yet? Simply, we create our own traditions. Let’s open the music box of our own childhood memories for the past. What was it that made the Christmas holidays so special? Was it the paradise aroma of cinnamon, orange, and fir, all woven into the air in a potpourri of Christmas promise? Or perform we remember mother’s Christmas story at night light? Was it the vacation music that touched our hearts and minds? including our own Christmas vacation memories at heart and minds, let’s manifest our own household Christmas tradition! Here are six ways!
You Enjoy Decorating Your Home With Your Family.
1. Build the joy up in your and your family’s heart & mind. Start by decorating your home inside and outside to invite Christmas promise in your family’s life. My sister and mother used to decorate every picture in our home with a little clean and wonderfully smelling fir twig. When we saw that the mother was preparing for the holidays, excitement built up in our lives.
2. On December day, we brought in a fir wreath with many candles. Those candles were blue, Purple, Red, but each one was pink, yellow, white, and etc. Living through the first three weeks, we children & family members were eagerly looking forward to the third Sunday when the pink candle of Joy and anticipation was lit.
3. Of course, we had an Advent calendar and one of us was permission to open a window every day. This meant that we children went to great lengths to ensure that we were good kids – cleaning up our rooms, removing the trash, washing the dishes, etc. – so each one of us got a turn to open a window.
4. It was custom that a Madonna image was carried from home to home in memory of Maria’s search for a location to give birth to her baby. So when it was our turn to open our family door and heart to Maria, our mother would bathe the room in warm, gentle candlelight. We sang the old carols and prayed. It was an honor to include the statue for one or two nights, and every household tried to prepare a special welcome.
You make time for your family every time at every festival.
5. In December, Everyone would bring in twigs from the garden. These cherry twigs, now brown and barren, will open their blossoms in the holy night. We see the twigs carefully every time with excitement and wonder. Because out of these seemingly dead brown twigs, soon small green leaves would develop in the warm household room.
6. December was St. Nicolas Day. That was a day of joy for children. In the window, we would find a red crackling plastic sack with chocolate, apples, mandarins, toys, and nuts. But in our family, it was also a tradition that St. Nicolas would visit in person. I remember one special visit when St. Nicolas admonished my little brother who was very bad to me at the time. Some guy did not know that everyone would know – in particular not St. Nicolas, the old man with the sparkling eyes and the long white beard, who supposedly came directly from heaven into our house. From that day one, my little brother did not bother me ever again. I guess he learned his lesson.
This ends our Family Christmas Holiday Traditions. Be sure to read also. We’ll discuss the traditional Christmas celebration, share a beautiful location and moving Christmas story, Christmas looking environment, and much more.
When the Christmas holiday draws near and decoration to home in Christmas, do not let yourself be burdened by stressful last-minute holiday preparations. Follow your time achieved, household vacation tradition – and if you don’t have a vacation tradition yet, manifest your own! Utilize some of the suggestions I shared with you from our own household Christmas vacation tradition.