Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Simple Christmas Tradition

My earliest memories of Christmas are very simple. One thing my parents were always great at was creating memories with us that didn't actually cost a lot of money. We would watch the rainstorms from our garage, play board games, take walks together (rain or shine), and from Thanksgiving to sometime in January we would all hop in the car and drive around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music.

My kids love the lights, whether their on our tree or the house across the street, so we've carried on this tradition. It's such a simple and creative way to entertain the kids for an hour or two without spending any money - unless you decide to treat yourself to a latte like I often do! :)


  1. Your parents and my parents had a couple of things in common, especially how to love their kids like no tomorrow and make them feel like they gave them the whole world (while on a budget). I started tearing up a week ago when the kids and I were singing Christmas songs in the car and I was thinking about how we used to sing and look for all the "Christmas Houses". I <3 this post! :)

  2. Thanks! We are lucky to have great parents and beautiful memories! :)