Our personal traditions are what make the holidays special and unique to each and every one of us. Here are some of my traditions. I have collected various eclectic ornaments over the years. My children have made some of them. Many of the ornaments hold a special memory. This year I included some hand painted ornaments that were not being used by a friend.I have had this cookie recipe since middle school. My friend Julie’s mom used to make these delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookies with m&m’s and chocolate chips. Everyone receives a gift at the table on Christmas Eve. This dinner includes dear friends from afar. I usually try to have a theme with the gifts.Christmas Eve dinner is always meatloaf, mashed potatoes and french haricot verts.Dessert Christmas Eve is always a yule log from Blu Provence Bakery. They always create unique and different logs each year. Everyone in my family receives a book each year. After all the festivities, I love curling up and enjoying a good book. Every Christmas morning after we open presents I make these caramels rolls. My mom always made them when I was growing up. I usually only make them on Christmas morning.
Here are a few things that I did this year that I would like to make annual festivities. A festive dinner for a friends birthday.A tree for the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Festival of the Trees. A friend and I designed and decorated this tree for a charity event.
I would love to hear what your traditions are.
Wishing each and everyone of you a joyous holiday season and best wishes for 2013.