Our Holiday Tradition

by Healthy Diva on November 16, 2013

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Target is is kicking off their holiday campaign, #MyKindofHoliday , where they want people to share unique or special traditions that they do for the holidays. I was asked to join in and celebrate, so I am sharing with you a special tradition that we have every year!

In my family, we love traditions, some we have from growing up, or new ones that we start together. Christmas is such a special holiday, all about family, love, and memories that we will have forever from the holiday, but it is also about tradition for me.

When Anthony and I were on our own, I started the tradition of buying a special ornament for him and I each year. Anthony was so excited every year to pick out his special ornament for the tree, we had fun and looked forward to it every year. Once I met Mike, we shared the tradition with him, every year the three of us for the past 5 years, would get an ornament to put on the tree.

This year we are really excited to add another special ornament yearly to the mix, Rocco will now be getting a special ornament every year! As a family of four, we sure will have tons of ornaments now, but it is so special and fun to open the ornament box each year and see all the ornaments we have picked from the past years. We each gather our ornaments and put them on the tree, funny how time goes so fast and how old some are!

This year we picked out our special ornaments to be added to the tree the day after Thanksgiving when we put our tree up. Every year we have the tradition of putting up our tree the day after thanksgiving, we play christmas music, watch a christmas movie, and decorate.

This year we got our ornaments early, we wanted to get many options before the holiday shopping rush!
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Anthony went with the bacon and eggs, SO perfect for him, the ornament was made for Anthony! He loves his bacon and eggs!

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I went with a cute yoga ornament, I love my yoga and thought this ornament was so cute!

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Mike went with the skull! I am sure everyone thinks this is one I would pick, but it is one Mike picked out! I do love it, it’s pretty cool!

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And of course a first christmas one for Rocco, just have to fill it with a cute pic of him! <3

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I can’t wait to add these special ornaments to the tree this year, traditions are great to have, and I know our boys will pass this tradition on when they have their own families one day.

Do you have a special holiday tradition?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chelsey @ Powerhouse Fit Foodie November 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Steve and I love to decorate the house together while listening to Christmas music and every year I get a new pair of Christmas pyjamas – look forward to them every year :)


2 Sloane Pitman November 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Oh my goodness! You KNOW I am so in love with that yoga ornament! So cute!


3 lindsay November 17, 2013 at 8:17 am

what a great tradition! ya, i wouldn’t have thouhgt mike would pic the skull, haha. I like Anthonys!


4 Karen November 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

Oh how fun!! Bob and I buy each other an ornament every year as well. Since Keely’s been born, she’s been joining in as well. Another tradition I started with Keely was Elf On The Shelf. Our Elf’s name is Seamus (picked by hubby) and he does some crazy things around the house then on Christmas Eve, he’s leaves a special letter for Keely and a box which is filled with a new Christmas book, Christmas PJs and a movie. It’s super fun!!


5 april November 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm

i love your family’s holiday tradition. i’d love to do something similar when i have my own family someday.

my family always goes over to my grandma and grandpa’s house on christmas morning for brunch, then we open our stockings from santa (yes, i still get a stocking at age 27 ;)) and exchange presents. later that evening, my grandma makes christmas dinner, which is always turkey and her amazing homemade rolls. i love our family tradition and it’s something i anxiously look forward to every year! <3


6 Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie November 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Love the ornament tradition! Josh and I are doing that too!


7 Kendall November 18, 2013 at 12:31 am

Latkes for hunukkah! Such an unhealthy treat that you can only have once a year :) oh movies on Christmas/Christmas Eve


8 cravesadventure November 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I LOVE Ornaments and have way too many of them – it takes me hours to put them on and take them off the tree:) My Holiday Tradition is spending it with my greatest someone and someones!!!


9 Stephanie November 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

For as many years as I remember we have had a new ornament on each of our Thanksgiving placemats. We would look through them all to find our own unique one. It’s a wonderful family tradition started by my mom and will be continued down through the family.


10 Healthy Diva November 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

Such a great tradition! I started it with Anthony and am so glad I did!


11 Joanna @Makingmine November 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

So cute! I can’t wait to pick out a “baby’s 1st christmas” ornament for Eleanor!


12 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Getting the family together and having dinner and opening up presents the night before is our tradition. Oh, and I can’t forget Charlie Brown Christmas playing in the background :)


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