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New Christmas Traditions

I’ve been really focusing on starting some fun but different family traditions this year during the Christmas season. Here are some that I’ve been impressed with:

Keri and her family have the tradition of Stocking Letters. They write notes to each other, including parents, and put them in each other’s stockings. They are to write one letter a day and make sure that they end up writing at least one letter to each family member. You get to read them on Christmas morning.

I think this is such a wonderful tradition because it’s nice for siblings to focus on the positive things they like about each other.

Dawn over at The Feathered Nest, made a Wish Bottle for her family tree. She repurposed an old spice bottle and decorated it.

You hang your little Wish Bottle on your Christmas tree. Inside, rolled up, is a small piece of paper that you can jot down your wishes for Christmas just for that special someone to walk by and see! They can pull your wish list out, tuck it in their pocket and then leave theirs for you!

Heather over at ‘Unwrapped’ celebrates Nickolaus on December 6th! Nikolaus is the German Santa Claus and comes on December 6th and fills your shoes with treats and gifts. Have your kids line their shoes up by the front door the night before.

Lacie and her family try to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by participating in an Angel Tree. They picked a couple children that had specific needs and they bought those gifts for them. They made it a family affair and enjoyed the special spirit of giving this holiday season.

We can’t forget letters to the big guy! Ashley has done all the research for you – she has listed all the resources you need to get a letter to and from Santa this year. Thanks Ashley!

Here is your here’s your ‘Great Tip Award’! Keri , Dawn, Heather, Lacie , and Ashley thank you so much for these great and unique Christmas traditions!


  1. oh I love the stocking idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hi! Thank you so much for the award for my wish bottle!! I really appreciate you featuring my little ornament ~ xxoo, Dawn

  3. Hello! Thank you for your comment I have enjoyed my visit. I need to go get your url I’ll be back. I love this post of traditions and ideas. I have so been looking for just the post. I love the idea of the wish bottle and the letters too.

  4. What a great site you have! I have scrolled down through several things. 🙂 I love it! Such a great idea! (I wish I had great ideas… I can only think of the ones I have already seen other people do.) 🙂

    Thanks for your visit and your comments! I love comments… they help me feel like I’m not alone ALL day long… but that I have a little community around me. 🙂 You should stop by after I find the pictures of that meatloaf too… it is beautiful when I get it done right. 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for your prayers! We still have power as of this moment. I so appreciate your comment and prayers!

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  7. Love the stocking idea. What a wonderful tradition!

    Thanks for coming by my site and leaving a comment. You have a really neat blog here!

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  9. Oh I love Christmas creating new traditions – especially with two young boys at home. I love these ideas and will be passing them along to others (via your blog). Thanks so much for this post!

  10. I really like the letters in the stockings idea. Will have to do that when my kids get older.

  11. The wish bottle is brilliant, I think I will make one every year. Then in the future we can go back and look at the wishes from past years.

  12. I love all of these traditions! i am going to do the stocking notes when my kids are older. I think it is such a wonderful thing to help your children remember the things they love about one another – even when they want to strangle each other. Thanks!

  13. Hi, I came over from Kim’s at TCB..what a fun blog you have..I am so bookmarking you!

  14. Thanks for making my day and giving me an award 🙂 !! I love your blog and all the fabulous tips you give. Keep up the good work.

  15. We do Saint Nicholas Day too! My parents started it when we lived in Germany when I was little. My siblings have also carried on the tradition. We leave a small piece of candy in each shoe.

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