Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Tradition Series : Decorating

This post has been sponsored by AMP Agency and Walmart. As always all opinions and experiences are all that of my own. #ChosenByKids
Last week I shared with you one of our most favorite Holiday Traditions. 

Today I am back with a classic, decorating day! 

We are one of those families who anxiously wait all November until after Thanksgiving to decorate. I think one year I decorated before Thanksgiving and it just wasn't the same. 

From as far back as I can remember, decorating day has been exactly the same. My sisters and I would rush home from school, change into our pj's and throw on a Santa hat.
The Christmas tunes would be blasting as we trimmed the tree and sipping on hot choco.

They really need to come up with a way to have hot choco 'on tap' at home! 

My mom would also set out a platter of her test batch of Christmas cookies, along side some Little Debbie Christmas Tree treats.
Then once it was all finished and cleaned up my two younger sisters and I would scavenge through the toy catalogs making our wish lists to send to Santa. 
This catalog here is the Walmart Toyland Catalog. We are actually attending a special Toyland in-store event tomorrow December 6th. Check here to see when your local Walmart for dates, times and details. Click the dates to see store locationsThese events will be going on ALL through December. Should be a lot of fun. I believe the kids will get to try out a few of the hot toys for this year too !

Even 15+ years later it is no different ! Actually it is even more special this year because this is our first Christmas in our new house !! It has been fun finding new, clever places to place all of our Christmas decor and treasures.

I hope I am able to keep these traditions alive for many years to come. Before my munchkins are munchkins anymore and have holiday traditions of their own.

Comment below and tell me : What are some of your Family Holiday Traditions ?

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  1. Hot choco and festive PJs are a must when trimming the tree, too. Hope you have a great Christmas in your new home.

  2. I too loving decorating! And my son is 3 and he really got into it this year. He wanted everything in his room though ha.

  3. We love decorating as well at our house. My kids actually love it and each do their own side of the tree. :)

  4. I love your traditions. My kids love decorating too. My oldest has asked me since Thanksgiving when we will start decorating for Christmas.

  5. Such great traditions! Those cookies look delicious who wouldn't want to test those. We are going to test out some toys too. It should be a lot of fun!

  6. We love decorating, and visiting with our family. One of my favorite traditions is spending a fun Christmas Eve together with my large family.