“St. Nicholas Day” – I grew up celebrating this historically based German/European tradition because my mom did (she and her family immigrated from German to the US when she was two). We would put our shoes out in front of our doors on Dec 5 and in the morning of Dec 6 we would find a tangerine, a piece of candy, and a book… we have continued this tradition in our own home.

-This year we began to follow the tradition of Advent- I can definitely say it is a work in progress, and I look forward to refining this tradition in the coming years…

-Reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve before bed. AND on Christmas morning reading the story of Jesus’ birth.

-Milk and Cookies for Santa.

-Church on Christmas Eve

-Christmas with the grandparents