One of the most requested podcast episodes has been for us to talk about our Christmas traditions, what Christmas looks like for our family, and how we do gifts for our immediate and extended family.
In this episode, we sat down with Kathrynne, Kaitlynn, and Silas and had a discussion on our favorite Christmas memories, why we make a December Bucket List, what we chose for our bucket list this year, some things we’re doing differently for Christmas this year, how we do gifts, and what Christmas Eve and Christmas Day look like for our family.
One of our biggest goals for each December is to keep things simple, not over-commit, and focus on memory-making and shared experiences. We sit down at the end of November and talk about what we want to prioritize for the Christmas season and then we make a list and block out days and times on the calendar to make these priorities happen.
We’re excited about some new things we’re trying this year and we’re looking forward to another special December season of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas and spending lots of time together as a family!
In This Episode:
[01:58] We kick off the show by each sharing one of our favorite Christmas memories.
[07:29] Want to know what’s on our December Bucket List this year?
[11:16] Hear about our Dollar Tree stocking tradition and why we’re stepping it up this year.
[13:16] How we do presents at our house.
[15:45] Giving is something that is always a big priority for us, thanks to the kids’ initiative in this area!
[18:00] What does our actual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebration look like for our family?
[21:38] The kids share our quirky wrapping tradition.
Links and Resources:
- Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers
- Jesse Tree
- Ann Voskamp
- She Reads Truth
- He Reads Truth
- Crystal’s Favorite Things on Amazon
- Crystal’s Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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PAMELA STROCK says
Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions. I really enjoyed listening to everyone participate. I am going to pray about how we can start some very simple and non-stressful activities. I really like the bucket list idea & then putting it on the calendar. Thanks again. May your family be blessed by the memories you create this year. 🎄✝️🌺
Crystal Paine says
You are so welcome! I’m so glad it encouraged you!
PAMELA STROCK says
All praise and honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! 🥰