I've been thinking a lot this week about our family traditions for the holidays, which ones we have and where we got those traditions. For instance, at Thanksgiving we always have a sweet potato dish that came from one of our friends from school and a cranberry grape salad that was my husband's mom's recipe. We go around the table after eating and say one thing we are each truely Thankful for from the past year.
On Christmas Eve we come home from church, everyone opens one package, it's never a surprise. It's always new pajamas for everyone. We put on our new pajamas, eat fondue in the family room in front of the fire, while we open presents in our jammies. The fondue tradition came from my family and the new Pajamas to open and wear on Christmas Eve came from my best friend's family. The tradition of Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning came from his family, my family always had oyster stew for Christmas breakfast- Great for night but not for breakfast, I was glad to give that one up.
Here's my question: What are some of your family traditions for the holidays? Where did those traditions come from? Are there any traditions you'd give up or change if you could? Which ones are your favorites. Write a post about your traditions and then link on up so that we can all read about them. Who knows, maybe we'll all gain a new tradition for this upcoming holiday season.