We have reached that point in the year that I have found especially uplifting….HOLIDAY SEASON!
It is personally my favorite for a variety of reasons but I’m going to share just 2 of my favorite holiday traditions with you.
1. Christmas Eve Pizza
This is a holiday tradition that has actually been in my family for about 25 years. It started on a cold Christmas before I was born when a snow storm hit and my grandfather had a hearty hankering for pizza. The following year, my grandparents started making their own pizza.
The tradition has lasted since then and is one of the things I am looking forward to sharing with William the most. This will be his first year getting his fingers in the pizza dough.
2. Cookie Day
Another time honored tradition is the cookie day. According to my grandparents, it has been around since shortly after I was born, as I am the first grandchild in my family. It’s basically just getting together with all of the cousins and baking cookies.
We each get to pick our favorite and are in charge of making them completely from scratch.
Each year, we retell the year that my cousin decided to roll out the cookie dough with his booty. He was 3 or 4 at the time, but he is now 23 and proud to tell the tale.
A lot of sugar is consumed in one day and a lot of memories are made. I’ve recently had to take this tradition into my own home. But we still deliver specially wrapped boxes of treats to our neighbors and friends.
These are just two of my favorite things about the holidays, but the most important factor is family. I love that no matter what happens during the year, we get together and share some special memories.
Happy Holidays, ya’ll. Stay blessed.