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Friday, November 29, 2013

Gone Shopping – And other holiday traditions

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As you read this post I am either gone shopping or putting up the Christmas tree with my boys. Today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days in the United States. When our kids were younger, my friend and I would do a little early morning shopping, then it was off to breakfast for us.

Door buster sales aside, the best part of shopping is time spent with a friend. Last year was the first time my friend and I decided to change the tradition. Since my son wanted to experience the thrill of Black Friday shopping, I took him. Then we to breakfast, and the tradition continues.

Shopping is not our only holiday tradition, it’s the kickoff of many things to follow. Here’s a short list of things my family likes to do to celebrate the holiday season.

1.      Put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

2.      Watch holiday movies

3.      Play family games

4.      Unwind with a good book (this one is my favorite pastime, not necessarily that of my boys)

5.      Have family and friends visit

What are some of the traditions you are looking forward to this holiday season?


  1. Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to putting up the tree with my husband and kids. I'm also looking forward to our new tradition, which is to read the slips of paper in our gratitude jar and remember all that we're thankful for. We thought about doing this on Thanksgiving but didn't have time. Now I'm thinking Christmas or New Year's. :)

    Have a great day!

  2. It sounds like you have great traditions. Happy Friday!