My daughter recently told me about an assignment her six-year-old got at school. She was asked what traditions her family had. After careful consideration, my grandaughter couldn’t think of any and asked her Mom. My daughter also couldn’t think of any traditions they have in their family. I’m not sure how they ended up completing that assignment.
Then a few weeks later, my daughter was preparing Elf (on a Shelf) for his nightly visits in December and realized that that is a tradition they have each Christmas. That got me to thinking about the traditions I still have.
One tradition is that I get the house decorated around November first. No judgment, please. I put up a lot of decorations and want to enjoy them as long as possible. There are several decorations I lovingly pull out each year and put in their special spot. Christmas cards are another tradition I still do. I love to choose, write in, and mail out cards each year to family and friends.
I also like to have a special day with my grandchildren baking cookies. The more I thought about it, the more I realized there were numerous traditions that we have in our family. While Elf is only an occasional visitor here, we do have several advent calendars and I open them each day with my husband. We also do some version of Secret Santa each year. This year I’ve included a fun #12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my social media.
That brings me to the other purpose of this particular post. I’m sharing the secret word for today’s Giveaway. Now you’re going to have to think about this one, because it’s coming in a riddle. Hanging this in my house is also a tradition at Christmas. I’m a plant seen at Christmas, which people hang above. And then they stand beneath me and kiss someone they love. What am I?
Comment on today’s giveaway post on Instagram or Facebook at Christina Romeril Writer with the answer to have a chance to win a hard cover copy of A CHRISTMAS CANDY KILLING. While you’re there also feel free to tell me about a Christmas tradition you enjoy in your family. Happy holidays to all!
Did you guess? Yup, it’s mistletoe!