Holiday Traditions

By September 15, 2008Group Challenges

Traditions are one of the most heartwarming things about the upcoming holidays.  On that note, I wanted to take a moment to step aside and let you get to know the members of our design team on a bit more of a personal level.  I have asked each of them to prepare a little insight into one of their most treasured family traditions.  Not only do they offer up some amazing creations to compliment their traditions, they also may inspire you to start a few new traditions of your own with your family this holiday season.

Please be sure to click on each photo to read more details about each one of these amazing designers homemade & heartfelt traditions!!!

Geny Cassady: Christmas morning rolls
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Niki Estes: Artwork preservation coaster ornaments.
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Lisa Johnson: Singing Christmas carols for neighbors & friends.
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Dawn McVey: The reading of the Christmas Story.
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Lauren Meader: Christmas morning waffles
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Heather Nichols: Progressive ornament collections.
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Becky Oehlers: Snow cones made from freshly fallen snow.
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Debbie Olson: Grandparent ornaments
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Melissa Phillips: Homemade ornaments
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Michelle Wooderson: Baking & decorating sugar cookies
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Aren't these all just amazing!  I know there are one or two that I am personally plan on integrating into my own family and our celebrations.  I hope you take the time to share your gratitude with each of the design team members in not only sharing their designs & ideas, but for opening up their hearts and homes to us just a bit today and letting us have a peek at how they celebrate the holidays with their families! What's your favorite family holiday tradition?

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • 1
    ColleenM says:

    Nichole, you make it hard for me to be a SAHM. I want to order ALL of your stamp sets. I have to admit that Papertrey stamps are my absolute favorite and I look forward to ordering more stamps from you as soon as I squirrel away some money. 🙂

  • 2
    bonnie says:

    WOW! AMAZING!

  • 3
    Nina says:

    Definitely making cookies with my mom 🙂 It’s a girls-only activity we both enjoy doing, I’m looking forward to this years session!!

  • 4
    SueB says:

    Wow! Loved each and every story and project. My favorite tradition is being with my family on Christmas morning and watching everyone open gifts. (My family lives 2,500 miles from me so it’s extra special just to be with them.)

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    JudiBlue says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is having 2 of my grandkids come over and put up my tree for me! They are now 18 and 15 and I am hoping this won’t be the last year! I so enjoy them. Sometimes we make cookies for them to take home too.
    Judi

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    Roxanne Stevens says:

    I still wait for the kids to go to bed before putting presents under the tree.

    We always get up before daylight to open presents……And my kids are in their 20’s!
    Usually what happens is that I wake up first,(I don’t set an alarm, I just wake up when I wake up) about 5:30. I start making Pillsbury orange sweet rolls and cinnamon rolls. Who wants to prepare a big breakfast when there’s presents to open:-)

    The kids get up and make the coffee,(yuk!), usually making a bunch of noise to wake up DH and then I have to go up and let him know that everyone is up. Usually the smell of the sweet rolls brings everyone downstairs.

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    annheidel says:

    Holy holiday projects overload, Batman! I am LOVING all the ideas that have been posted this month. 🙂 I’m looking forward to the blog hop too. Our family always acts out the nativity story on Christmas eve. Another holiday tradition we do is Christmas caroling on the 22nd, my husband’s birthday. We visit different families every year and give them a nativity-themed ornament.

  • 8
    Stephanie Eisele says:

    Wow, I missed a great release party. Too bad my power is out. At least I get to check in at work for a few minutes. I can’t wait to see the rest of the release.

  • 9
    Mary says:

    Wow!! This is awesome

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