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Day 1 – 12 Days of blogmas


Today I’m joining in with the Coastie Couple & the Petite Mrs for a fun 12 days of Blogmas!

You can find the link at the bottom of the page too. Today’s post is about your Holiday tradition.

12 days of Blogmas

The hubs and I are not quite the same when it comes to tradition. For example, Christmas in Brazil is celebrated on the 24th of December vs. the 25th. Our whole family lived close together (in the same city) so we were always celebrating it together. His is spread around the US, so we usually just spend it with his parents + siblings.

That didn’t stop us from creating our own traditions, though!

It starts by putting pup the tree on Thanksgiving Day. We always have a Christmas station on, the kitten running in between the garlands, and drinks in hand.

Our second tradition is baking christmas cookies. Usually all the family girls (girlfriends, wives, nieces, etc) will get together and bake + decorate cookies and make gingerbread houses while the guys watch football and do whatever guys do.

Our third tradition is attending Church service, usually with his parents, but this is the first year we’ve joined a Church of our own, so we’re playing it by ear  – I definitely want to worship with our community too.

Last but not least, after a day of merriment, we come home on the 25th to watch our Christmas movie – Love, Actually. We’ve done this for the past 3 years and I can’t wait to watch it this year again.

What are your holiday traditions?! And don’t forget to link up with the ladies!




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Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

5 thoughts on “Day 1 – 12 Days of blogmas

  1. So sweet! I love that you created your own traditions even though you didn’t have the same traditions before.


  2. We like watching Love, Actually this time of year, too. We probably watch it 3-4 times during December, just because :)


  3. I just watched Love, Actually last night! I love listening to Christmas music while we put up the tree – it really adds to the festivities!


  4. I love your movie tradition-so sweet!


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