Holiday Family Traditions

Holiday Family Traditions

Everyone has their own holiday traditions. Maybe it’s going to church or caroling as a family on Christmas Eve, wearing matching PJs on Christmas Day, or building a few gingerbread houses. These and many others obviously differ from family to family, but the point is, we all have them. And as we inch closer to Thanksgiving, and eventually Christmas, I can’t help but have a few on the top of my mind.

For years and years I have always made sure to get our kids a new pair of PJs to wear on Christmas Eve. For the boys, it’s usually matching onesies – which, honestly, is pretty darn hilarious if you ask me since Konnor is 20 and Zach is 15. Konnor is a little over 6-feet tall, so you can imagine the looks I get from that tall drink of water. But it’s worth it; I know they love their mama.

When they were younger, my way of ensuring they went to bed early was to tell them that when they are asleep, their bodies produce magic sparkle dust. The sparkle dust covers the roof, and when the roof is completely covered, that’s when Santa knows it’s OK to come down the chimney. To give the full effect, I would then get glitter from Hobby Lobby and sprinkle it on the kiddos and their pillows while they slept.

Oh, the memories I have of watching them wake up and be so excited to see magic sparkle dust! Oddly enough, I still do it occasionally. But now they just laugh at me. Bottom line, it’s all in the name of our Murray Family traditions. They take part with smiles on their faces, and all of us never forget to leave out plenty of cookies and hot chocolate for Santa.

So I ask, what are your family holiday traditions?

Have a very MURRAY Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Sincerely,
Kelly Murray
Publisher of Murray Media Group
kelly@murray-media.com


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