There’s a Christmas quote I like that goes, “In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas; in their hearts we find the meaning.” This year, I have the great joy of watching our six-month old daughter, Scarlett, experience her first Christmas, and I’m excited to revisit old traditions and start new ones with my little family.
On Christmas morning, we’ll doll Scarlett up in a fancy red dress and take her to church, where we’ll be reminded of the true reason of the season. Later, we’ll unwrap the presents that Santa brought, although Scarlett is more interested in eating the gift wrap than actually opening her presents! It will still be fun to unwrap new toys and watch her play.
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At noon, we’ll gather around the dinner table for a feast including prime rib and all of the fixings. And, in the afternoon, we’ll probably play a board game or two, and snack on Christmas treats and hot cocoa.
Once it gets dark, we’ll put on our Christmas pajamas and cuddle on the couch for a Christmas movie while the glow of the tree lights up the room.
Every family has its own set of traditions, and those are just a few of ours. I feel very blessed this year to be able to relive some of my favorite childhood memories with my daughter, and I look forward to creating new traditions as a family in the years to come.
What are some of your family’s favorite Christmas traditions? How do you make the holiday season special for your children? Share your favorite memories in the comments section below.
By the way, just for fun, have you seen the video of Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg calling his cows with his trombone? Watch as the cows come running as he plays Jingle Bells.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of Beefmagazine.com or the Penton Farm Progress Group.
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