When I was in high school I studied French and then year’s later after finishing college had the opportunity to spend some time working in southern France. It didn’t take much for me to fall completely in love with some of the beautiful and unique holiday traditions celebrated there.
One of my favorite was the notion that on Christmas Eve the animals could talk. Some of the children even decorate an outdoor “night tree” with treats for the animals…
One of my favorite holiday traditions may showcase just how “American” I really am though. For as long as I can remember, my family has enjoyed Monkey Bread Christmas morning.
Do you know, I’ve never been able to find the origin of this particular tradition…I just know it started with American housewives in the 1950’s.
Rachel, from Adventures of a DIY Mom, has posted a slightly different version than the one I am used to, but it sure looks delicious! And…If you happen to know where the tradition of Christmas morning Monkey Bread came from, I’d sure love to know!
I adore advent calendars. I like to have one for every season and I’ve a Pinterest board full of ideas.
Advent calendars in and of themselves are not terribly unique, but the nightly book advents that are becoming more and more popular are AWESOME!
One of my favorite bloggers Alison, from Oopsey Daisy, has put together a great list of books (and I love that she has multiple advent projects going on).
You’ve also got to check out the lovely photos Jennifer, from Cupcakes and Mud Puddles, has taken of her son enjoying the new tradition.
Like Jennifer, I am the only girl in a houseful of boys and I am pretty sure they would LOVE the idea of Candy Sled Races. Then again, we may be a bit to competitive for something like this…
I am so glad Kristen, from Six Sisters, shared this super-fun and truly unique holiday tradition.
I’ve never heard of a wish bottle before, but it sure sounds like a fun tradition particularly as kids get older. What do you think?
Dawn, from The Feathered Nest, upcycled this glass bottle. It contains one wish. One wish to be retrieved, granted and replaced with a new wish. I love that it’s nestled in the branches of the Christmas tree.
Speaking of Christmas trees, one of my very favorite things is sitting near the Christmas tree with it’s lights twinkling. It makes me feel…WARM. Yet, I can’t remember a time I’ve slept under the Christmas tree. Is this something your family does?
I love that Amy, from the Idea Room, spends a night with her family under the tree. Even better? They have a very special book that they share.
I can’t imagine trading my Christmas stocking in for a nylon, but I have to admit this is one of the more unique traditions I have come across.
You’ve got to stop over to Kensington Blue and read all about it!
Do you celebrate any unique holiday traditions at your house? Love to have you share…
And, if you’ve got the time, stop by our weekly Twitter party #SNAPChat today at 10:30 a.m. MST. We will be talking holiday traditions.