Baby Girl isn't due until February, but she already has a stocking hanging on the mantle. We couldn't help ourselves. I've thought a lot about my childhood Christmases and what I want to pass on to our little one. She'll leave hot cocoa and cookies for Santa, get one big present from Santa under her stocking, and have her pick of one gift under the tree to open on Christmas Eve before going to sleep -- just like I did.
But there is one tradition that I have continued since childhood and that is adding a new ornament to the tree every year. My mom started this when I was a kid, and she gave me my personalized ornament box when I officially moved out and started my grown-up life. Each ornament commemorates something from the year like a trip, a show, a new home, or a pet adoption. This tradition fills the tree with memories every year, and I hope to do the same with our daughter.
What childhood holiday traditions do you hope to pass on?