Christmas Tradtions

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This has been such a busy week for me and it will only get busier with all of the family festivities I have to go too! Of all the ways I have to be “busy,” spending it with family is definitely the best of all! I was recently tagged by the sweet Modish Memoire to share my Christmas traditions and I thought what better way to share a little bit about what Christmas is like in my house. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoy writing about all things Christmasy!

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What tops your tree?

A snowflake, which was actually a nickname given to me by a friend long ago. We don’t get much snow here in Seattle, but when we do I get incredibly excited about it! For laughs, here’s a poem I wrote about snow when I was in Kindergarten:

I love the way the snow sparkles. It makes me want to run out and play when I see snowflakes fall.

Oh to be five again.

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Real or Fake Tree?

We have a fake tree this year, but I am all about the smell of fresh cut trees! Next year we will definitely go for a real tree.

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Giving presents or Receiving them?

Gifts is my love language, so I definitely feel most loved when someone takes the time to give a heartfelt gift. However, the joy I get from giving a special gift to someone is even better!

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

How could I decide?! It’s a tie between Miracle on 34th street (the newer one), the Santa Claus or Elf. I watch all three every year! Oh, and Home Alone is classic as well as White Christmas. OK so that was five, but I love watching Christmas movies!

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Homemade Christmas Card or Purchased?

I LOVE to make Christmas Cards. They take a lot of time and this year I ended up buying them, but I love getting out all of my scrapbooking supplies and having fun making the cutest cards for my friends and family!

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Do you have any Christmas Eve Traditions?

Every year, my husband and I spend Christmas Eve with his family in the mountains. They are such fun people to be around and we always play a hilarious White Elephant gift exchange with gag gifts. The only problem is, I always bring something very practical! That’s just who I am!

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What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

I love all the traditions that Christmas has. The music, the movies, the decorations, Christmas lights, parades, and outdoor ice skating — but my favorite most of all is spending time with family. We make time for every single one of our family members and that is the biggest blessing of all!

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I hope you have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

I’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

Keep smiling!

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I’m Molly! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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20 Comments

  1. December 24, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Molly,

    Loved this post! Merry Christmas Eve! I love your darling poem, how cute!! Thank you for sharing your favorite things. You are such a gift yourself! SO sweet always! Have a wonderful holiday beautiful!
    XO

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Haha thank you! I clearly still love the snow!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you for the compliments!
      🙂 Molly

  2. December 24, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Perfect post to put us in the holiday mood! LOVE the decos. Thanks for sharing!!
    WestCoastWives
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    • December 26, 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Setting up my decor is always so fun!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks Nichole! Hope you had Merry Christmas! So glad you liked my traditions!

      🙂 Molly

  3. December 24, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Love that snowflake pillow! 🙂 and that poem is better than what my middle school students come up with- lol!
    Merry Christmas!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:53 pm

      Pier one is the best! Love that snowflake pillow too! And that’s so funny that my five year old is better haha!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Marianne! I love to be festive and this decor says it all!

      🙂 Molly

  4. December 24, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Omg these are such amazing answers, I love this post! Your photos are also fantastic. This inspired me to start my own traditions with my family. We do tend to watch movies like Home Alone, but I think this year I”m going to watch Elf per your suggestion! I actually haven’t even seen that before.

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    • December 26, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Awww thank you Shveta! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Definitely watch Elf! My husband can’t stand it but it always makes me laugh, it’s so silly!

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 25, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Beautiful answers! I loved reading about your Christmas traditions! Thanks for sharing. I hope you’re having a great Christmas. XO

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you for tagging me! It was really fun to write!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you! Such a compliment coming from you!

      🙂 Molly

  6. December 27, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    What beautiful decor! Elf is the best Christmas movie out there! LOL I also love The Grinch! About the tree, I have a fear about real Christmas trees setting my house on fire so I will always stick to a fake one!!! hahaha!
    xo, Shell
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  7. December 29, 2015 / 9:33 am

    I’m so glad I finally got to see the full post on your Christmas decorations! After seeing a little snippet on Instagram, I was excited to see the rest. Loved the decors and setting. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your husband and loved ones! <3

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