But I've been waiting for this moment . . . counting the days until I could announce a little blog event I've been planning:
twelve (plus) days of traditions
You may have guessed that this event was originally supposed to be 12 days . . . the 12 days before December 1. However, I got a bit carried away with scheduling, and I ended up with 15 days of traditions that some amazing bloggers will be sharing.
I've spent the last ten months making gifts. I don't regret a minute of it. However, the reality is that in twenty years, my girls may not remember even one of those gifts.
But they will remember our family traditions.
They will remember that we put up our tree on December 6 - St. Nicholas' Day and had an indoor picnic by the tree. And they will remember that they got to open their St. Nicholas' boxes filled with candy and a few small gifts.
They will remember the lighting of the Advent wreath every night at dinner.
They will remember driving around looking at the Christmas' light in our town.
They will remember the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church, opening jammies by the tree and eating finger food until bed time.
Twelve (plus) days of traditions will give us a sneak peak into the traditions of some of our favorite bloggers in an effort to inspire us all to take time for traditions . . . to pause in the midst of all our crafting, gift-making and decorating and carve out some traditions for families. These amazing ladies have agreed to give us a little peak into their lives during the holidays.
Check them out:
November 15 – Jocelyn from We Talk of Christ
November 16 – Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans
November 17 – Jerri from Simply Sweet Home
November 18 – Mandy from Sugar Bee
November 19 – Laura from along for the ride
November 22 – Kim from seven thirty three
November 23 – Jen from Hope Studios
November 24 – Bev from Flamingo Toes
November 25 – Sarah from Sweet Pea and JoJo
November 26 – Leslie from Night Owl Crafting
November 29 – Kim from A Girl and a glue gun
November 30 – Jen from Tatertots and Jello
December 01 – Amy from Mod Podge Rocks
December 02 – Holly from 504 Main
December 03 – Tiffany from Making the World Cuter
My regularly scheduled programming (if you can call it that) will be put on hold for these three weeks to help us focus on taking time for traditions.
But there will be some surprises along the way.
And I hope you will join us by posting your traditions on your own blog. I will put up a linky on Monday and leave it up all three weeks for you to link up your own tradition posts . . . as many as you want to write. Join us!
**And see that little twelve (plus) days of traditions button in the right sidebar, feel free to include that in your traditions posts or on your blog so others can find this great source of traditions.**