The prompt for the week is tradition. Traditions are such a huge part of many families holiday season and I think they make the holiday's so special.
Melissa's tradition is her advent countdown with books. At the end of November, she wraps up 24 Christmas books and places them in a basket. Each night one child unwraps a book and the read it together as a family. The Night Before Christmas is wrapped differently from the others and it is reserved for Christmas Eve night. How fun is that?! I keep thinking I will do it for my kids but, then the holiday craziness begins and I forget. Maybe next year?
Our family tradition started with me when I was a little girl. My mom would drive my great grandma and me around to look at the Christmas lights that decorated the houses so beautifully. Lights just seem to make the world a prettier place and so magical through the eyes of a child. The picture I've taken is of my favorite decorated house. As a family we drive by it every year. The house is beautiful in its own right but, with the gleaming lights it's stunning.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? And why are they your favorite? Can't wait to see what you'll share. Just leave a link to your photo in the comment section below.