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Just thought it might be interesting to share what traditions you and your family or friends have that you love to do each year around Christmas time?

Here is one I'd like to share. A Christmas gift I got yesterday. The ladies in our community pick names early in the fall and we exchange gifts each year at a "Christmas tea party". We each make a "wish list" that our ladies can follow while buying the gifts and one of us "hosts" the party in her home.

My daughter picked my name this year and she actually kept it a secret and I never guessed for one minute that she had my name. Actually we're to keep our names a secret and then we try and guess to see who we think each of us has. We do have lots of fun and are making this a yearly tradition.

This was one of her gifts and I love it so much I had to share it.

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Nice gift! One thing that we do every year is make a scavenger hunt for the kids to find their stockings. We hide them and them put clues all over the house to help them figure out where their stockings are. They love doing that.


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Opps what happened to my picture. I'll try again.

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I can't seem to retrieve my picture again, can some help me?


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I don't know what's going on Rosepetal, I can see you're picture, no problem.


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Ok thanks maybe it's just me here, for some reason I accidentally blocked myself from seeing images from photobucket and am not sure how to undo it.


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I love the gift Rosepetal!! Very cute tree!!

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Sorry everyone, I now know what I did wrong, I blocked myself from viewing my images. idea Live and learn. bop


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Rosepetal, I think that is a great tradition!
At church our Women's Home League, loves to have tea parties, but doing that in one anothers home, and drawing names for gifts will be something new for us to incorporate!!! Next year I will do this! Thanks for sharing that.


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Originally Posted by afgreyparrot
I have a Christmas tradition.......STRESS! boohoo
awwww cindy :Kissie: you need to learn to let that go. you'll feel better.

we have a couple of traditions. one is that we go to the candle-light service on christmas eve. i told the children-in-law that i wouldn't demand any other time all year, but i would like them for that hour or so.

the other tradition is that we (as part of our lion's club) "adopt" a child to shop for, we get a $25 gift to go to a child in the local catholic children's home.

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yikes

Our traditions......change every year.
This year Hd and I arent buying gifts for each other.

What the heck we feel good and dont have to hunt for something useless..

Merry christmas folks.......


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We did the same tradition this year, because we spent a lot on a new couch this summer and a new refridg and then he hurt his back which set up back a little. But am baking cookies tomorrow and thought i would print off the Stock Car racing schedule and put it under the tree as a surprise. Hope they have it on the site shock

But my daughter and her husband and my mother in law and my sister in law all come to our house for Christmas dinner and my daughter loves to play games so she usually buys a new one each year and we endulge her haha


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One of the best tradions, that I blab about each year is Christmas crackers.

They are about 10 inches long and you and the person next to you grab an end and pull. There is a snap inside that makes a noise as you pull it, and inside is a paper hat that you wear during dinner. Oh yeah, you pull them at the dinner table....and then there is a joke/motto and a small toy.

It wouldn't be chrismtas if we didn't have our paper hats. grin

This was 3 years ago.......Athena's hat was a bit big for her head! lol


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I have Christmas crackers. My friends send them from New Zealand because I can't find any here. But I did find aero bars here the other day.


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Pretty plant Rosepetal.

Guess you'll have to find the 'kiddie crackers' for her Loz lol

Our favorite tradition is the meat pie for breakfast Christmas morning...yumm....and drinking too many 'Banana Coolers' Christmas night grin



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Traditions are great to have, something to look forward to. Thanks for sharing everyone.

Glad you liked my "tradition" Shirley, we really enjoy ourshelves when we do this.


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