|We mistook Princess for the Christmas tree and started decorating her instead.|
|I told Princess to put her arm around her brother. Notice how she isn't quite touching Little Man.|
|The kiddos' Christmas outfits made by Moi. They can be purchased here. Photography by DianeH Photography|
I've always been a big one for tradition. One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was our family Christmas reading party. Yup. We had reading parties year round and loved it. Everyone would pick out a book (at Christmas time, we picked a Christmas book), grab some snacks and find a cozy spot in the living room to read. My kids are a little young for that yet, but I give each of them a Christmas book as a gift each Christmas just as my mom did.
|Here are a few of my favorite Christmas books from when I was a child. When I moved out, my mom gave me the books I'd received over the years at Christmas to start a collection for my own children.|
|Here's another very special book. I received this when I was 6 years old from the ambulance crew in our town after they saved my life when I stopped breathing due to a severe asthma attack.|
|The captain of the ambulance crew wrote a special note in the front of the book.|
|My mom liked us to learn about other cultures as well so one year, this is the book I received for Christmas. It's another of my favorites.|
|These are some of my favorite Christmas books to read now that I'm an adult. If you haven't read anything by Karen Kingsbury, RUN to the nearest library or Christian bookstore and get one of her books NOW. You won't regret it.|
|Our landlady/friend gave Princess this book for Christmas a few years ago. Lisa Tawn Bergren is such a wonderful author and has a whole series like this for kids.|
|I keep all the Christmas books in a box under the Christmas tree along with several Nativities for the kids to play with during the Christmas season.|
|I found this plush finger puppet Nativity set at the Christian Book Store for half price after Christmas a few years ago. The figures fold up inside the barn and the barn itself plays Silent Night. Very cute and the kids LOVE playing with it.|
|I keep the other Nativity set (a miniature one like what I played with as a child) in a music box tin.|
What are some Christmas traditions you have with your family?