December 1, 2012

here it is.


I love Christmas. Specifically, I love the Christmas season. 

Ever since I can remember, we have cut down our Christmas tree. We have done it in rain, snow, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, or heavy coats and hats. We use the same saw, listen to the same Nat King Cole music in the car, and all take turns sawing away at the stump. We usually grab hot cider afterwards and sip it, trying not to burn our tongues, as we drive home to decorate our tree with lights and homemade ornaments. I'm telling you people, traditions rock. 

I wanted to do the 24 Days of Christmas Cheer series because I love this time + I love blogging + I love you all. And therefore, you will be a part of this too. I won't do it alone. I will be posting craft + food ideas, traditions, songs, etc and if you do or listen to or make anything that I post, PLEASE tell me! You can post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #24daysofchristmascheer, or leave a link in the comments section of that post. I would love to see what you are doing to celebrate the holiday season. :)

Starting now. What are some of your traditions that you and your family love to do? Comment, and maybe yours will end up in a post later this month. Oo la la! :) 

Thank you all so much for reading and for being excited with me about this! I can't wait to start, tomorrow! 


19 comments:

Hannah Nicole said...

yay yay yay!! :)

Allix B. said...

I listened to this song before I went to bed and was like, OHMGEE its the month of Christmas!! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il-OFaFzHQM *clap clap for an Ellie Be Christmas* <3

Olivia said...

OOH! How fun! I can't wait to see what you have in store! :)

Lindsey Madison said...

ahhh ellie this is awesome!! :) one of our Christmas traditions is on Christmas morning, our parents wake us all up around the 6 o'clock hour and video tape our reactions to the fact that it's Christmas morning. then we all scurry downstairs to the delicious smell of blueberry french toast with creme cheese. before we exchange gifts, we eat, and it's sooo hard to contain ourselves! :)

much love ellie girl!
lindsey

Jessica Lauren said...

every night in december we read a devotional and us kids go to bed by candlelight. it's the sweetest and i'll forever cherish these moments. looking forward to reading your posts everyday! :)

Grace said...

how exciting! a christmas tradition our family does has German roots. my dad is German, so mom adopted a little tradition of hanging a pickle ornament {yes a pickle ornament!} on the tree, but it always goes last because she hides it for me to find. it sounds rather odd and childish now, but I love cultural traditions. :)
can't wait to see what you've got in store, ellie b!
xoxo, grace

Emma Margaret said...

Fun! One of our traditions is we always have a Christmas party! Only the 5 of us, no friends ggrandparrents cousins, just us! We eat party food, drink sparkling grape juice ;), play games and maybe watch a movie! We always have so much fun!!

In Christ,
Emma Margaret

By the way I am having a giveaway on my blog!
http://emmaspic.blogspot.com/2012/11/giveaway-and-announcement.html

Nela said...

What a splendid idea, Ellie! The days before Christmas are usually the most fun times of the year. :)

Anyway, one of our Christmas traditions that we do is to watch the "A White Christmas" every Christmas Eve, before we open presents.

Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. ;) Take care!

Anonymous said...

cool! we go to Pine Valley Farms, listen to Nat King Cole, an–– wait a minute. :)

-emilybee

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Been waiting for this! Super excited to see your posts! <3333

-lizaaa

maryrachel said...

Yippee! :)

Jennoelle said...

yayay can't wait!
hm one of my favorite christmas traditions? my dad always has to make a spectacular meal for christmas eve, something we've never had before, often with a theme. like one year we had a whole mediterranean meal and it was fabulous. anyway then we go to my church's beautiful christmas eve candlelight service, and often come back and open the little things in our stockings before going to bed. PLUS Jesus has a stocking too, since it is his birthday after all, and each year we write something on a piece of paper and put it in his stocking--something we want to focus on that year, a habit we want to give up, anything really--basically his gift. and then every christmas morning we eat my mom's killer coffee cake after lighting a candle or two and singing happy birthday to Jesus.
so yeah. that was long. but you're making me excited for christmastime now.

Petie said...

eep! this is so exciting!
Well, in my family, we read a bit of Scripture every night in December, leading up to Christmas day. An Advent, if you will. And we always have cups of minty hot chocolate in our hands. =)

Kiley Marissa said...

i'm so excited for this all! ahh :) :) Merry Christmas!!

Holly said...

So excited to keep reading! One of our family traditions is to each pick one gift for someone else in the family for them to open on Christmas Eve after we get home from church. It's a preview of what is to come in the morning, and we usually have fun by letting each other open really random gifts : )

Mal said...

Oooh I loooove traditions! On Christmas Eve, we always go to the Christmas Eve service at church, then go to the same restaurant, then watch either It's A Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. On Christmas morning we go take food, water, and blankets to homeless people in our city!
Merry Christmas-month!
-mal :)

Moriah said...

Every year our family goes out and eats Chinese food (they are the only restaurants open Christmas Eve! :D) and then after our church service we get on our PJ's, make popcorn, and drive around for a good long while looking at the Christmas lights that decorate so many of the houses around town!

Oh, and a MUST-HAVE Christmas song that I will recommend to everyone is Michael Buble: "All I Want for Christmas is You" BESTEST SONG EVER.

Kristyn said...

excited! :]

Abbie said...

our tradition is to have a big supper and gift opening together on christmas eve. my grandma buys us all new pajamas. then on christmas day we open stockings and wear pajamas all day. it's quite lovely. so excited for the blog series! :)