Christmas with Shawn-Holiday Traditions


Holiday Traditions are very important to have. They create good bonding experiences with family and friends and lifetime memories. Traditions also give you something to look forward to once a year. However, as life change traditions change.

Christmas with Shawn

Growing up as I child, one of my mother’s favorite holiday traditions was decorating the Christmas tree. It was something about the tree that gave my mom joy, I could see it in her eyes. We would open our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve, then we would visit my grandmother’s house on Christmas Day for dinner. Bringing the family together on Christmas Day for dinner was a cherished family tradition.


When I became a parent, it was important for me to create traditions with my daughter. So each year we would always put the Christmas tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving to get in the holiday spirit. The tree remained up until the New Year. I would also do the 7 days of Christmas with my daughter, so she was allowed to open a small gift every day with anxiety and anticipation of the big day. That brought me so much joy.

As my daughter grew older we changed traditions, we starting going on holiday vacations. Which was actually very inexpensive because everyone was going back home with their families. We did Christmas in Vegas and cruised to Mexico. Taking Christmas on the road is very fun and exciting. Being a tourist is one of the greatest presents anyone can have.

Christmas Cruise

Change does not change traditions. It strengthens it. Try something new!

Christmas in Vegas

The holiday season is usually when I get to see many of my friends. So I love the season. As it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s not just about giving and receiving gifts it’s about spending time with those you love and care about.

One of my closest friends’ birthday is a week before Christmas. Not only do we get a chance to celebrate her birthday but enjoy each other company and catch up, so that’s a holiday tradition of mine, we usually get together every year for dinner. This year we went to Stella’s which is an amazing Mediterranean, Greek restaurant. Happy Birthday, Tomisha! And Merry Christmas!

Annual Birthday Dinner

Another holiday tradition of mine is shopping with one of my closest friends Paula. Each year we go to Short Pump mall and other places. We have dinner and just catch up on life. Our favorite place is Macy’s and our love for Yankee Candles is life. I enjoy and look forward to my annual shopping day spending time with one of my closest friends.

Annual Shopping Day

Christmas at Ritta’s. Holidays at my Godmother is always a wonderful tradition. There is always great food, good times, laughs, and lots of love. It wouldn’t be a great Christmas if you don’t make it to Ritta’s place.

Christmas at Ritta’s
Merry Christmas from the God Babies

What are your holiday traditions? If you don’t have any, I suggest you start this year, as it’s never too late for new beginnings. Comment below I would love to hear your holiday traditions.