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the beginnings of traditions December 4, 2008

Filed under: Holidays — Kate @ 11:33 am

dec-2007-0301We are still working on forming some Christmas traditions here, but one that we started last year was a felt advent calendar.  (Sounds like Gretchen’s.)  We read a card, a Bible verse, sing a song and put a felt piece on our advent calendar each evening as a family.  This is great for our young kids right now, and I look forward to discussing things more and more each year as the kids grow!

Something we did last year, that I plan on repeating this year was a horse drawn carriage ride around down town Spokane!  They provided music/words for Christmas carols that we got to sing with complete strangers … it was lots of fun!

If you have a tradition that you’d like to share, I’d love to read it!  Something that you do with your school age children?  Maybe even something that’s not an every year event but that has been good to do on some years?

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2 Responses to “the beginnings of traditions”

  1. Andrea Says:

    My family does a birthday cake for Jesus every year. We usually do it on Christmas Eve after dinner. There is one big candle in the middle of the cake, and we go around the table and each person shares something they’re thankful for, something they’re thankful God has done in the past year, then lights a smaller candle from the big one and sticks it in the cake. We sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus at the end. It can be a very powerful and meaningful time, and I hope to continue the tradition in the years to come.

  2. ktbooper Says:

    What a fun idea! I think we did a birthday cake for Jesus a few years when I was young, but it was always on Christmas morning and that seemed a little odd. I like the idea of doing it Christmas Eve with the sharing time and candle lighting! Thanks Andrea!


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