We’ve had our eye on Brunswick-based Sheabella Tutus for quite some time. Founder Carrie Sullivan has been creating her gorgeous tutus for tiny dancers since 2007. Carrie’s attention to detail has garnered national attention, too—her thoughtful designs were among Babble’s Best.
Sheabella tutus are made of super soft tulle and come in a variety of ballerina-worthy colors and styles. CP #1 loves the girly embellishments, including satin ribbons and faux flowers. MP can’t wait to surprise her this holiday with one of Carrie’s lovely princess length designs.
Without a doubt, my family’s favorite holiday tradition is eating Monkey Bread while opening the presents on Christmas morning. I think my kids like the Monkey Bread even better than the gifts! I only make it on Christmas so we look forward to it all year.
My favorite tradition, that I hope to continue in my own family, is everyone getting new pajamas on Christmas Eve and sleeping in them that night.
Our favorite tradition is coffee cake on Christmas morning and then games after presents.
One of our favorite traditions is going to NaNa and Papa’s on Christmas Eve, eating pierogis every year and then playing a family game.
My new favorite tradition is to watch the movie “Love Actually.”
You might think our tradition is odd, but this is what we do. We bake cookies on Christmas Eve and leave them out for Santa, with a bottle of beer. 🙂
Always getting a new toothbrush in your stocking! I got one as a kid and my kids are even excited for it!!
As a family we enjoy making gingerbread cookies and savory treats!
Holiday traditions are the stuff of dreams, aren’t they?:)
Each Christmas eve, once all of the food has been eaten, the kids are in jammies, and the grown ups are super stressed about getting everything done once the littlest ones are in bed, finally, my favorite Christmas tradition begins.
We get out the shadow book “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and grab the big flashlight. The four girls snuggle up on the floor in the living room, only the glow of the fire lighting the room otherwise, and usually daddy/tunkie (we have a blended household, with myself, my sister, our husbands and our 4 kids sharing one space) tucks in between them and shines the flashlight and book up onto the ceiling. The images come to life as the beautiful poem fills the quiet room. We are all spell-bound as the story unfolds, and the magic of Christmas is captured in this moment. It is simply.perfect. When it is done, the kids climb upstairs to bed after leaving a note and snacks for Santa and the reindeer. I am never happier than at that moment. Every year. Simply. Perfect.
Watching Santa Claus is Coming to Town and leaving a note for Santa with milk & cookies. Santa always writes back!
Our favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas chain. On December 1st, we hang a paper chain with 24 links & a star at the top. On each link I write a family activity to help us enjoy the holiday season. They might be simple, like read a Christmas story, or more involved, like bake cookies to deliver to our neighbors, but they all give us the opportunity to slow down during the busy holiday season & spend time together. My kids (all 4!) look forward to the daily activities as much as they like seeing the chain get smaller as we get closer to Christmas day!
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