Hey, all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Mine was extra special because my sister also got married this weekend, and it was such a fun, beautiful wedding!
This week I am delighted to be joining with 25 of my bloggy buddies to bring you a holiday traditions blog hop! (If you are popping over from Like a Saturday, welcome!!) We will all be sharing some of the things that have become traditions with our families, and I hope that you will share some of your traditions in the comments as well.
Since so many of our traditions happen around the table, I thought this would be a great time to share our Christmas tablescape with you. Like many families, we sit down and enjoy a special meal together each Christmas. Not only is the food always especially delicious, but is one of the only times of year where I put away the Cs' usual plastic plates in favor of something a little more fancy! 🙂
I love mixing some of my newer pieces with things that have been passed down in my family, like my grandmother's napkins and real silver flatware. It is so special to be able to have those things to remember her by.
My other grandmother's china cabinet also graces our dining room so her memory is with us too, and it is fun to change out its contents to coordinate with the holiday season.
One family tradition that goes all the way back to my mother's childhood is to have fondue around the table on Christmas Eve. I love it not only because of the yummy food that comes with it, but also because it's a great interactive meal, which makes the perfect setting for conversation and making memories.
Another "around the table" tradition that was one of my favorites growing up happened at my aunt's house every year. (Now no judging because it does sound silly. 😉 ) She had napkin rings that were pictures of each of the 12 days of Christmas, and we would sing the song through with everyone singing the part of the napkin ring that was at their seat. (As I got older, I became wiser and tried to sit at the 11th or 12th day so my terrible singing voice didn't have to be heard for many verses!)
The Christmas table is such an important place to me because every time I'm there memories come flooding back of past Christmases spent with the family that I love so much, celebrating the birth of Jesus together. I look forward to many more years of these traditions and to creating new Christmas traditions around the table with my family as well.
Don't forget to stop by and visit all of my talented bloggy friends to hear all about their holiday traditions-- Rain on a Tin Roof is the next stop! And be sure to tell me all about your family's traditions in the comments below!
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Enjoy your week!
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