We’ve moved around a lot over the past few years. Like, a lot. So it’s been hard for our little family to create special holiday traditions year after year. When I was growing up our family had so many traditions. The menu for Christmas eve, the order we opened presents, where we went out to eat. We did the same thing, year after year.
But our family traditions have been a little different. Since we’ve moved all over the country, and in many different homes, our family traditions are still forming. “In the works” if you will. Which I think is more common than not for many young families.
So this year we’re paying close attention to the traditions we DO have, and ones that we’d like to create.
First and foremost is our Christmas tree. We always put our tree up Thanksgiving weekend. In the past, we had always put up a real tree, but this year we did something a little different. In our living room, we decided to try an artificial tree from Wayfair for the first time ever and I am so happy with it. It looks so real and is perfectly low maintenance (which let’s be honest, is exactly what this mama needs this year). I love how we could put our tree up early this year at Thanksgiving, and know it will still look great weeks later when we host Christmas this year with all of our families.