The holidays are crammed with all kinds of cultural, environmental and family traditions. Some are funny things that started from who knows where and others are more spiritual and still others are steeped in mystery.
Growing up, one of my favorite traditions was when my Dad would put the Moravian Star together and hang it up during advent.
We always waited until Christmas Eve to put the baby in the nativity.
One I do now with my husband is we purchase one ornament each year that kind of sums up our year and we put a date and our names on it. This year, he picked an ornament that says "Believe".
Turkey is for Thanksgiving and Ham is for Christmas in our home. My husband gets all weird if I try to change that part of the holiday menus.
What are some of your holiday traditions that you do and why do you do them? Do you make new ones each year or do you stick to what you grew up with?