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Organizing Christmas Ornaments + Giveaway! (closed)

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #81 Alishia!!

We have a special Christmas tradition in our house that we started way back when my kids were little.  Each year I buy them a new Christmas tree ornament based on something that was memorable to them during the past year.  Whether it’s soccer, ponies, Star Wars, or Lego my tree as you can imagine, over 15 years and three kids, now looks like a tree straight from a Hallmark store :)  Each year my kids love pulling out their ornaments and putting them on the tree.  They are the first ones to go on and the trip down memory lane is always a huge hit.

After so many years though, those ornaments started to take up an awful lot of room.  I originally intended to keep all the original boxes however I couldn’t afford the space.  Then I did away with the boxes they came in and moved them all to storage boxes, sorted by kid, wrapped in tissue but I still always worried that one would get broken stacked on top of one other like that.

Then SpaceSavers helped me find the PERFECT product for such a task as this.  They sent me one to check out and I can already tell it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.  It’s a Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Christmas Ornament Storage Box.

Three rows + three kids = awesome!  Plus each row is divided with cardboard dividers to keep each of the ornaments separated and safe in 16 equal sections.  I will still have to double up a couple of spaces but otherwise this is ideal for my needs.  Or if I want to I can easily add another row because they all just snap together.  I really love Snapware, some of you may even remember its also how my son stores his Pokemon collection :)

Obviously I can’t show you it full of ornaments because they are all on my tree, but you get the idea.

Giveaway:

To win a Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Christmas Ornament Storage Box from SpaceSavers of your very own, please leave a comment on this post, prior to Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 pm PST, telling me one of your favorite holiday traditions. Open to US and Canadian residents and winner will be selected using random.org.

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Comments

377 Responses to “Organizing Christmas Ornaments + Giveaway! (closed)”
  1. 1
    sara says:

    My favorite tradition is unpacking all of the NYC themed ornaments that my sister has given me over the years.

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    Desiree says:

    My favorite christmas tradition is baking goodies with my family.

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    Lyndsay says:

    My family makes eggrolls every Christmas Eve together. We all cook and eat together. I love it!

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    Martha W says:

    My tradition is somewhat similar but we send the 3 grandchildren ornaments each year. Their momma has not complained and they do hang these special ornaments on the trees in their rooms but if I won this I would have to send it up to my daughter in law to help her out. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    MelanieL says:

    I deal with those Hallmark boxes too:) One of my favorite traditions is going to my grandparents house on Christmas Eve. My husband and kids join now and it’s 4 generations of making memories!

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    Ann Marie says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is reading a Christmas story each night by the Christmas tree and also getting out my Willow nativity set and displaying that. I also do the same thing for my kids and getting them an ornament that relates to them each year. This container would be perfect! I love it! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Lacey G. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching “A Christmas Story” after opening all the gifts Christmas morning.

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    Jill says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree! I love having so many memories connected to our ornaments.

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    Kristin says:

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is making cookies together.

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    Chrisula says:

    My favorite Holiday Tradition is spending time with friends and family – oh I also love going around the neighborhood to look at all of the Christmas Lights

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    Colleen says:

    Every year we get up on Christmas morning and enjoy hot chocolate or coffee until everyone is awake. Then we sit down and pass out all the presents under the tree. Starting with the youngest person we each open a gift. The next person does not start until the person before them is done. This helps us to appreciate all the presents and enjoy the day together. At about 10am we stop to eat breakfast pizza which my dad and grandma make every year. It is SO yummy! After eating we return to the presents. When everyone has opened we clean up the wrapping paper and boxes to prepare for games. We spend the rest of the day relaxing and playing games together. It is my favorite holiday of the year. I love spending this quality time with my family.

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    Elaine says:

    Our favorite tradition is a common one. We love packing the kids into the car and spending the evening driving around looking at the pretty lights.

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    Diann says:

    One of our favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies together. Although we already started last week there is one family recipe that requires “all hands on deck”. It takes all day long to make dozens of these homemade goodies. It is such a great family tradition that involves all age groups!

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    maggie says:

    My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies! Yum!!

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    Caitlyn says:

    My favorite family traditions growing up were eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast and reading the Christmas story from Luke before opening presents. My husband and I have been married for over two years now, so we are beginning to start our own traditions. I am excited to see what my favorite will be ten years from now.

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    Katie J says:

    My favorite holiday tradition would be decorating the tree with my 18 month old daughter, though this year she spent most of the time taking off the ornaments right after I put them on!

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    Tina C says:

    One of my favourite holiday traditions is to spend a nice quiet Christmas Eve with my hubby. We have a glass of wine, some fun or fancy snacks and watch Christmas movies. It’s a nice way to relax before the busy (loud mayhem) of Christmas day spent with his giant family.

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    Deanna E. says:

    We do an advent calendar with our kids with a fun Christmas activity every day and we all look forward to it!

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    Allyson says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is gathering around my Mom’s dining room table for Christmas dinner and our having our tradition roast beef, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce dinner and laughing away with my brother, sisters and now all my nieces and nephews. :)

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    Suzanne M. says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is opening gifts with all the family. Complete chaos, everyone opening together, paper flying. Love it!

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    Cuddling on Christmas Eve is always magical…

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    Sara says:

    I love watching the kids unpack the ornaments and decorate the tree.

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    Amanda S says:

    Since my son is young (8) his belief in Santa hasn’t diminished…yet. Every year he has gifts before Christmas from me & on Christmas he gets the ones from ‘Santa’. The way he can tell the ones from Santa (besides the increase in number of gifts) is they are wrapped in Santa wrapping paper of course! Every year I take pangs to choose new Santa paper, wrap the gifts the night before & get rid of the evidence so he can’t make the, “Hey! Santa uses mom’s wrapping paper-oohhh…” connection. LOL! So far so good!

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    Elise G. says:

    One of my favorite family traditions is watching “A christmas story” as many times as we can on Christmas Day since it plays 24 hours that day! Of course we never watch it for all 24 hours, but its still fun seeing how often we are able to catch it :)

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    Sarah P. says:

    My family makes Swedish spice cookies — Pepper Kakor. Day one of baking is makaing the dough and putting it in the fridge to chill overnight. Day two is the fun part — rolling it out and using all the cookie cutters! The 1″ gingerbread boy cutter makes the best cookies — just the right balance of chewie and crispiness.

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    Meghan L says:

    Such a great idea!! Hope I win!

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    Amanda says:

    I love decorating the Christmas tree with the kids! My other special tradition is to make peppernuts, a special type of cookie. The recipe has been handed down through many generations!

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    Joy says:

    I love going to my grandparents home on Christmas day. We have been doing this since I was a small child and it is great that my kids are getting to spend time with thier great grandparents!

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    Jami says:

    I would love to win this! We havent really started this tradition yet, but I love the book of Christmas stories to read on a nightly basis!

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    Ellen says:

    My favourite tradition is baking cookies for gifts :-) Since having my son a few years ago, it’s so much fun finding new traditions! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Melissa B. says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is staying up Christmas Eve night and having grasshoppers with my family. And then waking up Christmas morning and eating my mom’s homemade bubble coffee cake!

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    s says:

    Love many traditions especially decorating the tree, making cookies, and reading our Advent book, but one that the kids and I look forward to is grabbing fast food for them and driving through neighborhoods that go all out decorating – we love seeing what they have added each year!

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    amybee says:

    Making holiday desserts with my kid.

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    Katherine says:

    We have something similar, although it’s completely packed and I need another one!

    One of my favorite traditions is having an appetizer feast on Christmas Eve, where each family member picks a special food they would like to have. It’s delicious!

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    Maggie says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is that our family has fondue on christmas eve, and then we use the broth to make soup on boxing day!

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    Rose says:

    Each year we go out nearly every night to drive around looking at lights. Living in a large developement you could go out every night and still not see every house :) my kids love those lights!

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    Angie chae says:

    I love to play Christmas themed “minute to win it” games. For example: put a cookie on your forehead and try to get it into your mouth without using your hands. This game is hilarious !

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    Amber C says:

    I love the tradition of the whole family putting ornaments on the tree since we have collected them from trips and from milestones in our lives. It is a wonderful way to talk about the memories most important to us!

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    Liz says:

    On Christmas Eve, the kids all get to open one present (new pajamas) and a new card game for us to play together. They will open the pajamas and rush to go put them on, so that we can play the new game. It is so much fun and lets us spend time together. We also sing Happy Birthday to Jesus on Christmas morning before any presents are opened.

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    veronica says:

    I am an organized freak when it comes to Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Muriel says:

    This looks awesome. We could totally use this. Last year several of our ornaments got broken in the flimpsy box we use now.

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    Erin says:

    A Catholic Mass on Christmas Eve. I am not Catholic, but my brother and father are and every year we headed to church on Christmas Eve as to not interfere with Christmas Day lounging. Now that I have moved away from my family, I still find a Mass so I can go and enjoy the solemnity and beauty of the season.

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    TaraO says:

    We love to drive to a neighborhood where all of the houses are decorated with beautiful lights and displays. Seeing the wonder and excitement on my daughter’s face is the best!

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    Gabby says:

    I am Hispanic and my mom does her Posada every year on the 24th of December, which is where we sing and pray to baby Jesus, we do a rosary and then we invite our neighbors and have tamales and hot chocolate.

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    Jill says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is participating in our local events such as Christmas in a Railroad Town and Victorian Walking Tour.

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    Rene Leeper says:

    Every year I give my nieces and nephew and son an ornament with either their name on it or having to do with something that happened to them in the previous months. When they finally leave home and need to decorate their own tree, they will have a nice start with their own ornaments.

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    aprila says:

    going to Hallmark every year and let the kids pick out an ornament

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    Mel H says:

    My family are all at home in Australia and so I talk to them on Christmas Eve here in the US, it just makes me so jealous because it is nice and warm down there and it’s always snowy and cold on Christmas Day here!

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    Jenny says:

    Reading Twas the night before Christmas on Christmas Eve.

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    Joanna Bell says:

    I am Jewish & my Husband is Christian so my favorite Holiday tradition is integrating out Holidays with a new tradition each year that celebrates both Holidays!

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    Christine M. says:

    One of my favorite Holiday traditions is walking the holiday stroll in our little town and stopping in at the local candy shop where they offer free hot chocolate with homemade peppermint whipped cream. They even offer the adults a little spiked Hot Chocolate if they prefer. Yum!!

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    Erin says:

    Our family has tons of traditions that I have listed on a cute graphic as a checklist. It’s framed and sitting on the counter. Each time we complete a task or participate in an event on the list, it gets checked off with a dry erase marker. The kids enjoy looking over the list to see what we still have planned for the season. This list has become it’s own tradition now :o)

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    Leslie says:

    The find the pickle game is one of my favorite holiday traditions!

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    We love making buckeye balls every year!

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    Heather says:

    Other than putting the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, we haven’t had much traditions around here. Our son is 3.5 and this is the first year he’s really known that Christmas is coming. So I started a tradition this year of creating a “Christmas Bucket List”. I keep it on our fridge and I’m trying to do something, even if it’s small, everyday. This year bucket list includes: cornstarch clay ornaments, popcorn string, ninjabread men, make pizzelle’s, decorate a sugarcone “gingerbread” tree, make a string of thumbprint lights, build a lego tree, go ice skating, build a snowman and make snow angels.

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    Yvette Heredia says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with the little one. Love watching their expressions for each special ornament they put up on the tree.

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    Pip says:

    This is neat! I’d love o try it!

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    angela says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with friends and making ornaments and candy and doing crafts to give as gifts. Fun times!

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    Amy a. says:

    We just started a new one this year, making a popcorn strand for the tree!! My kids love it!!

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    Gretta says:

    My favourite tradition is going to my Son’s home Chrstmas morning where my family gather and I get to see my grandson’s wee face when he opens his presents

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    Lori M says:

    An advent study is a favorite tradition. This year we are reading Jotham’s Journey as a family read aloud each night. The cliff hangers at the end of each day keep us excited for the next day’s reading. And also the movie Elf! Btw, LOVE snapware!

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    Stacye McCain says:

    To many traditions to count :) Of course decorating our tree is the first! I was commenting on Saturday how I need a special box for each of my children with their ornaments. I would love to have this for that purpose! I already have one filled with my ornaments.

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    Mindy H says:

    We have the same holiday tradition, buying a new ornament each year. Another of my favorite traditions is opening one present on Christmas Eve that’s normally a new game to play and then we can play it that night!

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    Mckenzie says:

    My favorite holiday tradition involves food–every year my little sister makes deviled eggs. She HATES making them, but our dinner buffet isn’t complete without them. The tradition part, however, is trying to see how many the family can snatch off the table while she’s in the process of making them. It’s turned into quite a game, and there are years when they’re all gone before she’s even finished. :)

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    Phyllis says:

    Every year since my son was born, 35 years ago,I hang an ornament that we bought for his first Christmas on the tree first. It’s Rudolph with a red nose & it has my son’s name on it.

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    Leah says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas breakfast. My parents and my brother come over and watch the kids open all of their gifts, and I cook everyone yummy food.

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    Kelly Osmond says:

    A movie and Chinese food on Christmas everyone with family!

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    Nadine Ursuliak says:

    One of our favourite holiday traditions is getting my kids and I together with my mom and grandma to do Christmas baking.

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    Devonne says:

    Watching “It’s a wonderful life” the day after Thanksgiving to kick of the Christmas season. Decorating the tree, driving around and looking at Christmas lights and the Christmas Eve service at our church.

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    Tina says:

    I love to get up early Christmas morning, turn on music and all the Christmas lights, get cinnamon rolls in the oven and then sit and enjoy a moment of peace before everyone else gets up.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I love this tradition! May have to start it with my kids this year!

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    Valeri Baye says:

    My favorite tradition is putting up the tree on my mom’s birthday. This is something we did growing up and now that she is gone I continue the tradition with my kids as a remembrance of her.

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    Liz Chesebro says:

    They should make a storage system for mason jars!!!

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    Renee says:

    I love these! I need more! My ornament collection is growing!

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    sheila v. says:

    of course, putting up the Christmas tree!

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    Anna says:

    I have SO many favorite Christmas traditions, but since we are talking trees here, I’d say I love the day after Thanksgiving when we go get our tree, decorate it together and then put lights up on the house. One day it’s Thanksgiving and the next we are decked out for Christmas! I love it!

    Anna
    askannamoseley.com

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    Anna M says:

    I love going to my mom’s house and baking and making candy with my mom , niece and now husband and kids…that means Christmas to me.

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    Emily says:

    Our family has always had clam chowder on Christmas Eve– I don’t even really like it, except for during that special meal!!!

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    One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with family on Christmas and relaxing!

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    Melinda says:

    My favorite tradition is making ornaments with the kids for them to give to their grandparents! We always have a blast and the gifts are treasured forever!

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    Alishia says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is carols and communion at church on Christmas eve, appetizers and christmas movies that night and getting to open new pajamas on christmas eve!

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    Mary says:

    I enjoy driving around town seeing all of the Christmas lights.

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    tampapunkin says:

    I always loved that the gifts under the tree from Santa were unwrapped. If you look at traditional pictures of Santa Claus, you can see all the unwrapped toys in his big red sack. He just pulls them out of the sack and puts them under the tree.

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    Jenn says:

    One of my favorite traditions is something we just started last year…we make homemade ornaments from applesauce and cinnamon, bake them then let the kids paint them! Also, we order Chinese take out for dinner Christmas Eve :D

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    Renee Staab says:

    My favorite traditon of all is having the entire family together at the same time and all going to Christmas Eve Mass.

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    DomesticDork says:

    One of my favorite traditions is pizza and a movie with the family on Christmas eve. It’s such a low-key tradition, so it’s easy to keep year after year. But it’s also great bonding time snuggled on the couch with my favorite people.

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    Kelley says:

    Packing the kids in the car and looking at Christmas lights!

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    ShannonMers says:

    This website is fabulous!!! Love me some organizing :)

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    Kiy says:

    Something that we’ve just started this year, that has been such a hit we will continue is the Countdown to Christmas Basket (similar to an Advent Calendar). Tiny little gifts to be opened on specific dates up until the 24th. When our little gal opens the last one, she knows that night (finally! that! night!) Santa will come.

    We also do the traditional pj’s on Christmas Eve, but we also put a new Christmas story book in the box too. We read that one, and then all the others from years past. I can’t wait for Christmas!

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    Cynthia T. says:

    The kids have an ornament that is a frame with their picture. It’s been such a joy to place these ornaments on the tree each year.

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    The Linz says:

    Our family tradition involves food and lots of it! Every Christmas Eve I help my dad prepare an amazing Italian feast of homemade lasagna for our huge family. We will always have a ridiculous spread of appetizers (usually meats, cheeses, and breads) before dinner, and then it’s lasagna and present time.

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    Jennifer O says:

    We play card games when we get together for holidays.

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    Anne c. says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is hosting a Danish Christmas dinner and then going to church Christmas Eve. Smuggling under the blankets with the whole family and drinking cocoa…..ok maybe I have a lot of favorites!! But really!! How do you choose just one???? :-)

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    Stephanie L. says:

    I love picking up each year’s new Swarovski snowflake ornament for our tree & I need a new ornament storage box to store them all in!

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    Amber says:

    Would love this!!! Our Christmas tradition is taking a wagon out to our Christmas tree farm and chosing our tree

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    Jackie says:

    My favorite family tradition is opening our box of Christmas PJs and acting surprised!

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    Tracey says:

    Wow, those look awesome! We do a similar thing but every year we add a new hallmark Grinch or Dr. Seuss ornament.

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    Kim Valent says:

    We have so many wonderful traditions from decorating the tree together, seeing Santa, going on the Polar Express train ride,, family meals etc., but my favorite is being in our house every Christmas morning. Once we had our first child, my husband said that we needed to wake up every Christmas morning at our house. No hotels, no family houses, just our comfortable, loving house. I love the tradition it brings to our kids and they love always waking up to Santa’s presents under their tree. :)

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    Taylor H says:

    One of my favorite traditions is similar to yours: putting up ornaments. Many years ago our new dog ate through several boxes of ornaments, and since then I have bought my mom a new ornament every year that represents something from that year. She opens the new one on Christmas Eve before we go out to do the big family party.

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    Rochelle says:

    My favorite tradition is we have polar express tickets for our kiddos, they’re in their jammies, we load up the car with Christmas music, hot chocolate, powdered donuts, and candy canes. We go look at the Christmas lights, stop at great grandma’s for more treats, and then stop at grandma’s for a Christmas story and songs.

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    hatrick316 says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around looking at neighborhood lights.

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    My family always has the “Christmas fairy”. We have a Christmas eve fairy that brings us pj’s, and on Christmas morning the “table fairy” brings us small presents placed on the table next to our big family breakfast.
    Also last year my immediate family started a white elephant gift on Christmas Eve. We get silly gifts from the dollar store and pass them around. It’s been so fun seeing the silly gifts each of us got.
    (We also do Christmas ornaments but I’ll keep our traditions to a minimum.)
    I would love to win this! I definitely need it!

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    Liene says:

    We make piparkukas, the Latvian Christmas cookie, every year. Some for the neighbors, some for the grandparents, some for the boys :)

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    Jen B. says:

    My favorite tradition is making cookies with our girls.

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    Amatul says:

    We love spending time with the whole family and play games and do everything together!!!

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    Kim Gustin says:

    We just moved and a lot of my ornaments were broken or bent in the move! As we are military,, this would be great to protect my remaining ornaments! :)

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    jessica w says:

    celebrating Christmas on the evening of the 24th

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    Jean says:

    Every year our boys get a new pair of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. They get to wear them to bed that night (and it makes for great Christmas morning pictures!).

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    Paula says:

    I enjoy baking cookies with my children before Christmas but my favorite time is hanging out with my family on Christmas through New Year’s. It is a time for us to do some relaxing, special projects/day trips, playing games, etc.

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    Elizabeth says:

    We have an advent calendar made of little books. The books tell the story of the Nutcracker Ballet. Our tradition is to read the books each evening in the 24 days before Christmas before bed, until the whole story is told.

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    Cherie says:

    Hi, I have this organizer! Four of them! I love them! I did take a bit of time to put squares of the small bubble sheets to fit in the bottom of each square; if you put it on the whole bottom, then the cardboard organizers are too tall and the lid doesn’t fit. I even keep a smallish piece of tissue in each square to gently wrap the very delicate ornies. I use a couple of them with only 3-4 separations for larger items. I love them because they keep everything organized and in one spot. Now to find something to fit those giant ornies…

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    Amy M says:

    We have the same tradition of buying ornaments for each kids, ordering take out Chinese on tree decorating night, driving over an hour from home to visit the same Santa every year, and the kids exchange Christmas PJ’s as the first gift every Christmas Eve.

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    One of my favorite traditions is going with my husband’s family to cut our tree. 14 of us go, meet for coffee, go pick the trees and then do lunch. We head home separately where we decorate it to Christmas music. :)

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    karen says:

    Every year we go to christmas eve service with my inlaws. We return and eat dinner together and open presents.

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    Katrina V. says:

    We make cookies for Santa every Christmas Eve, which is one of our fun traditions.

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    Evelyn R says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies for Santa with my girls

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    Glyn says:

    One of my favorite traditions is baking and snacking (fudge, chex mix, punch) while finishing up wrapping on Christmas Eve, then getting to open one present that night, and the rest Christmas morning.

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    Sonya says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating!

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    Kim says:

    I love going to our local zoo to see the christmas light show. My family and I always look forward to it.

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    Nicole W says:

    I love to decorate the tree the best. It’s so much fun unwrapping all of the ornaments and figuring out where to put them!

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    Ilona t says:

    Baking cookies!

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    Valerie says:

    Every Christmas season I take one day and have a movie marathon of the same four movies. Curled up on the sofa, a blanket over my legs, cat snuggled up next to me and a bowl of popcorn to snack on. It’s a very peaceful day, one I look forward to every year.

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    Sara D. says:

    We do the same tradition of ornaments! I have ornaments from when I was a kid and then my kids have an ornament that they get every years. So we usually have way too many ornaments and have to leave some in the box. So I make sure we change them around every year. I was glad when I moved out to have all my ornaments but I do get sad that my husband has only 3 that he had as a child. He doesn’t know where any of the others went (his parents divorced). :-( So he now is the process of getting an ornament every year. :-)

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    nova c. says:

    All four of my kids have gotten an ornament every year. They all get something that is like their siblings, but yet different. They like to look at them & remember when they got them. My youngest has a Mario ornament from years ago & it’s the first one on the tree!

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    Joanne says:

    I love decorating the tree with the ornaments we get each year and making christmas cookies.
    the recipes i made when i was a child with my mom now i get to pass down to my own daughter.

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    Hilda says:

    My parents gave my brothers and I new ornaments each year too and I loved my first tree on my own when I moved out because it was full of all my ornaments! We’re doing the same for my kids now. This would be an amazing way to store them :) Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

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    Barbie says:

    Each year when we decorate our tree, we bake fresh cookies and watch a Christmas movie. I love decorating the tree with my children. I can truly see the history of Christmas past in all of the ornaments.

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    Amanda Paige says:

    Besides being with family my favorite tradition is looking at lights!

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    Maureen says:

    my siblings and I would come home after the Christmas Eve mass and make a fresh warm batch of chocolate chip cookies for Santa. As we got older we would use this time to catch up and now we have brought this same tradition to our own families since we are married.

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    marian says:

    We have several traditions that have been important to the kids to continue every year. One they particularly like to do is assemble the gingerbread house with their dad ( I think cause he lets them eat more candy than they put on the house). The other tradition that we cant do without is each year we make one ornament for each kid (I have 4). I saw these boxes and loved them, it would be a great way to preserve their memories and creatively and could take it with them when they are adults.

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    Ashley K says:

    On Christmas eve we fill the thermos with hot cocoa and walk around the block looking at all the lights :) It’s a great peaceful time

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    Leanne Holliman says:

    We love getting family together and enjoying good food and company.

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    Meghan says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is watching “White Christmas” on tv while wrapping gifts!

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    Bernice J says:

    When our children were young, we devised a way to slow down the process of everyone madly opening presents within the first five minutes. We each took turns tossing a dice and the person had to wait until they rolled the exact number that corresponded with each present (I put a number on each one beforehand). This proved to be a lot of fun and still today we each go around the circle and are allowed to open one present only when a six is rolled on the dice.

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    Stacy Smith says:

    One of my favorite traditions is looking at all the ornaments from previous years with my kids and talking about when they made them or what they were into when we bought them- a trip down memory lane with my kiddos

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    Christine Jordan says:

    My favorite christmas tradition is visiting nursing homes to sing christmas carols to the residents

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    Debbie R says:

    Favorite tradition is opening the stockings before any of the gifts. We still do this parents in their 80′s. Much laughter watching what everyone gets.

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    Ashley says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is going out to look at lights with my husband.

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    Suzanne says:

    My mom starting giving each of her grandchildren an ornament each year many years ago. Often she would make them, but she sometimes bought them. Each ornament is labeled with the child’s name and the year. Mama died on Christmas Day seven years ago, but I’ve continued the tradition for my children. The kids love seeing these ornaments each year; every one is special to them.

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    Megan says:

    We also do an ornament a year! Its so fun to look over!

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    Kim Z says:

    I love holiday baking, and I do a lot of it. I also love drinking Glogg (mulled wine). I have to wash the cookies down with something!

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    Beth Bennett says:

    Every year I get my husband a ‘vehicle’ ornament (getting hard to find different ones!) and my daughter gets one with moons and stars, like we had in her nursery many years ago. When we put up the tree it’s fun to take a trip down memory lane looking at all the ornaments.

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    Kim says:

    Our favorite tradition is Christmas morning breakfast.

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    My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve, when we make egg nog and cocoa and sit around with our pillows on the floor and watch old Christmas movies.

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    Jenna says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is playing Pente at my mom’s house every Christmas! Everyone gets pretty competitive. It’s an awesome time!

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    Shirley Williams says:

    We always get together with my mom on Christmas Eve. She and I have shrimp and wine for appetizers together.

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    Monique says:

    our favorite holiday tradition is going to the tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and cutting our Christmas tree down, we decorate it over the weekend admiring the ornaments we have collected over the last 20 years. When we travel or vacation we try to get an ornament so we have many memories to talk and laugh about.

    I would love to win the Snapware ornament storage for all my ornaments too!

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    Kelly C says:

    On the day we decorate our tree we always have hot cocoa and eggnog with Christmas music playing while work. Then it’s warm cinnamon buns while we open gifts and a glass of wine in the tree lit room at the end of Christmas night :)

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    Kathy Henry says:

    My favorite is opening presents Christmas morning.

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    Sallie says:

    I love wrapping Christmas presents. I normally wind up wrapping for other people, too :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    This looks fabulous! One of my favorite traditions is decorating gingerbread houses with my children!

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    Erin says:

    This looks awesome – the tissue route led to a couple broken ones this year.. Would love an alternative!

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    Kristi says:

    My favorite traditions include driving around to look at Christmas light displays and crafting Christmas decorations and gifts.

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    Amanda S says:

    My favorite holiday traditions are watching movies like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ and “The Grinch who stole Christmas”. My little girl is now 1.5yr old and I’m working on figuring out how to make things special for her.

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    Amy P says:

    We also do new ornament each year for our family members. My mom did this my sister and I and gave us the ornaments when we each got married.

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    Carrie says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is giving my daughter one brand new or handmade ornament every year. When she is an adult, she’ll have a whole set of ornaments to decorate her own Christmas tree.

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    Jen says:

    I have a few traditions that I love doing…
    1. Decorating the tree with my kids
    2. Baking cookies with my mom, giving them to the neighbors and delivering them to my Aunts & Uncles on Christmas Eve
    3. Going to a movie on Christmas day with my kids and mom.

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    Heather says:

    Baking goodies.

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    megs says:

    We have a special ornament that we play hide and seek with every year – and we have since we were kids. Now that we’re all grown with grown kids, my brothers, sister and I will play the game still.

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    Mary says:

    My families favorite Christmas tradition is gathering their old, cowboy boots to place under 1 of our many Christmas trees. It is the Cowboy Tree and boots from the time they started to walk on up to current age go under . They gather their buckles to hang and numbers from the backs of cowboys to add on the tree also. Merry Christmas! I look forward to putting their individual ornaments into a container like this. Our tree in our dining room has all the ornaments that each child gets every year.

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    Stephanie says:

    Driving around and looking at tacky lights

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    Maybe it doesn’t sound sentimental, but I love going to the movies with my family on Christmas! We go after we’ve opened all the gifts and stuffed our faces with breakfast.

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    Our favorite tradition is our advent activity calendar – we do a fun Christmas activity every day from Dec 1 to Christmas!!

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    Vicky says:

    Oh my when I feel guilty for not following through on Jesse Tree and Advent, I realize we have quite a few special traditions. We get our girls a couple new ornaments every year that have a special meaning to them (from vacation, a sport they participated in) and they place them on their own small tree they keep in their bedrooms. They get a new special pair of jammies they open on Christmas Eve so I know they will not be wearing something ratty on Christmas morning. And we have the same menu on Christmas Eve – homemade lasagna made with Dad and Christmas morning Mom makes a special strata, easy cinnamon rolls & ambrosia.

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    Amy says:

    I started working at Hallmark as a teenager and began buying ornaments each year for the tree. When I had children I would let them each pick out one every year so that when they move out they’ll have a tree full of ornaments. So my favorite tradition is taking my kids to pick their ornaments but also, looking at and remembering each of the old ornaments.

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    meghann says:

    advent calendars!

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    Stacey says:

    Every Christmas and New Year’s Day we have Mimosas (champage and orange juice).

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    My MIL comes out to build a snowman with my kids. They love it and look forward to it and I love seeing them so excited.

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    Amanda says:

    My son was born on Dec 4. The first Saturday of every December, the whole family (my side and my husband’s side) comes to my house to celebrate. We have cake and presents and then we all put up the Christmas tree and listen to Christmas music. My favorite day of the year! :)

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    SalBug says:

    Making donuts Christmas morning.

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    Terri says:

    Baking cookies with my children!

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    Our family tradition is to get a Christmas Tree the day or two after Thanksgiving & decorate the house for Christmas. This year we discovered the joys of a Christmas Tree Farm…so I think a new tradition has begun!

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    LISA HOEME says:

    Making lasagna for Christmas dinner.

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    Pat Palmer says:

    My favorite tradition started when the kids were little (30 and 25 now!). We always baked a birthday cake for Jesus, but it would get lost among all the other cakes and pies. So to make it stand out we started doing this: We bake a white layer cake (signifies purity of Christ). Right before popping the cake into the oven I take one red hot and drop it into the batter, making sure it completely submerges. We say a prayer over the cake then bake it. Then it is finished as normal, using white frosting. Here’s where the fun comes in. Christmas day, everybody gets to pick which piece of cake they want. You don’t have to cut it in the normal, ‘in order’ fashion. You can take you piece from one side and I can have mine from the other side. Whoever gets the piece with the red hot (the shed blood of Christ) will have extra blessings all year! Now everybody wants a piece of the white Jesus’ birthday cake and the other deserts get slighted. Our grown kids are enjoying passing on the tradition now.

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    I love baking and decorating sugar cookies with my kiddos.

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    Danielle says:

    I have the same ornament tradition! I’ll be buying one of these even if I don’t win one ;)

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    rondah says:

    my favorite tradition is baking cookies

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    Chelse says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree…and making Christmas goodies of course :)

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    Joann says:

    We set up the nativity scene with the help of the 2 granddaughters as we tell the Christmas story from the Bible..

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    Jean says:

    Baking cookies and giving them to neighbors.

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    Gina says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating the tree with the kids.

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    Amy says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the tree and hanging the decorations with my parents. Never gets old!

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    Angela says:

    My favorite tradition is wrapping the presents while watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and eating chocolates.

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    Kelly D says:

    My favorite tradition is going to my husband’s relatives on Christmas Eve for a seafood dinner.

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    Janelle says:

    Our favorite tradition is letting the kids decorate the tree all by themselves! It’s not as “pretty” as I would do it, but they have so much fun it’s worth it. =)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    debb says:

    Christmas Eve church service is my favorite tradition.

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    Michelle Doss says:

    I need this!! I still have all those boxes and I need a better system!

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    Julie Mills says:

    We take the kids to Polar Express at the Norfolk Botanical Arden’s. they eat cookies and hot chocolate, make a craft, listen to thePolar Express story and then take a ride on a tram through the garden of lights.

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    Abbhi says:

    Love to cozy up with a warm hot chocolate and watch old movies!

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    Kathi says:

    My Favorite Holiday Tradition is Christmas morning having Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns with My Daughter and My 3 Beautiful Grandchildren, :)

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    Teresa Kinder says:

    So many traditions at Christmas at our house. I suppose my favorite is the reading of Luke regarding Christ’s birth on Christmas eve. My father did that before he passed away, and my husband has done it since then.

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    Jill says:

    My favourite tradition is spending Christmas Eve with my family. We go to the early church service, meet at my house after (only since I’ve owned a house) and eat, drink, and enjoy each other’s company. This includes everyone opening one gift, which is now the gift sent from my youngerto brother who lives in NWT and does t make it home for Christmas. Every Christmas Eve has a memorable moment I can recall each year. This year will be difficult as my mom, who always put so much into the holidays, died recently and we’ll be figuring out our first Christmas without her. It makes it easier knowingmy family will be together Christmas Eve. :)

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    tammy d. says:

    We have a few but I think my favorite is when we make sugar cookies together. It’s a great big mess and oh so fun!

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    Diana B says:

    I actually started the same tradition, but with my husband when we were first married. It was even more fun once we started having kids to continue the tradition.

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    Diane says:

    Growing up, my favorite was opening one gift on Christmas Eve. My son is now 2 1/2 and I hope to continue this tradition with him.

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    Jackie says:

    My favorite traditions with my family for the holidays are the games we play on Christmas Eve and the movies we watch on Christmas day. We like to have a little fun and do a little relaxing!

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    Love this idea AND the Star Wars ornament is an added bonus!

    I have to ask, do you have room for any other ornaments besides the kids’ ornaments?

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    Katie K says:

    In our family the first to yell out “Christmas Eve Gift” on Christmas Eve gets a gift early. It’s really fun! :D

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    Heidi says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas Tree with carols playing and hot cocoa to sip.

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    Kimberly B. says:

    My in-laws come to my house for Christmas breakfast. This is fairly new tradition, but it’s one I’m enjoying more every year.

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    Dana Taft says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition happens on Christmas day. We have the luxury of being able to stay home all day. Our kids are adults now but they still come home first thing in the morning. We open gifts and enjoy our time together looking at each others gifts and then I fix a light breakfast. We “play” with some of our gifts and usually someone has gotten a new movie or game. So the rest of the day we play games and watch movies. I make special snacks/appetizers that we don’t get the rest of the year. These snacks are special and are only made on Christmas day. We stay in our pj’s all day and spend the whole day hanging out and really spending time together. :) Does this Momma’s heart good to have her family all together, under one roof spending quality time together!!!!

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    Lauren says:

    My relatives and I live in the NY/NJ area so we always see a Broadway show a few days before Christmas together and eat at Carmine’s! This year we’re seeing the Lion King.

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    Jenny says:

    I love sending and receiving holiday cards!

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    Cory says:

    I love baking and decorating cookies together, and we always open a new set of pajamas on christmas eve!

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    Lindsey says:

    We read the story of the birth of Christ from Matthew every Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning (depends on what we’re doing Christmas Eve). It reminds us of where our focus should be and that Christmas is not about how many presents you get or whether you got what you wanted, but of the Gift that was given to us. I love refocusing after all of the hussle and bussle of the days before

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    Jessica H. says:

    my favorite christmas tradition is putting on the christmas music and decorating our tree! i really love the way it looks every year. we bake cookies while decorating too so the house smells wonderful!

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    Susanne says:

    OOOOO, I neeeeeed this box. I have the same tradition and my kids are now 22, 20 and 18 so you can imagine how many ornaments I need to find space for. And the moved away child has not yet taken her ornaments with her because she hasn’t room for a bigger tree. So far they’ve just had their own shoebox and as you can imagine those shoeboxes have now basically become boot boxes. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Now, my favorite Christmas tradition is wrapping the kids gifts in their own individual wrapping paper. Nothing is labeled and they have to look for a well hidden envelope Christmas morning that has shredded pieces of their paper in it. This gives hubby and I time to have a coffee before the gift giving begins. I’ve asked them if they want to discontinue this tradition now that they are “grown” but they answered with a resounding NO!

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    Mary Beth says:

    I put up several trees and have a tradition of putting my pieces of sterling on a tree in our dining room. I don’t use pieces that we’ll use for Christmas dinner, but use a few seldom used pieces that I’ve inherited from my grandmothers and aunts.

    It always makes me happy!

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    Marcie M. says:

    We began this with the “baby’s first Christmas” ornaments that were given to my kids by their grandmother’s friend. We took over after that. They are the first ornaments the kids put on every year! So fun!

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    AudraG says:

    We love loading up in the van wearing our pjs to drive around town looking at the Christmas lights. On the way home we stop for donuts and hot chocolate.

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    leah says:

    We have the same tradition of getting a new ornament for the kids each year (but mine are only 4 and 1 so it’s only a few so far)
    My favorite tradition though is making christmas cookies starting on Black Friday. Instead of shopping I stay at home and bake all day with the kids. Unless I freeze the cookies right away they are all gone before christmas but it’s still a wonderful day. Full of laughs and yumminess!

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    Brandy E. says:

    We buy a new ornament each year too. We travel a lot though so it tends to be one we bought on our major trip of the year. We have ones from Waterford, Ireland and San Gimingano, Italy that are the current favorites. I would be devestated if those got broken.

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    Lacee says:

    Putting the Christmas lights on the house! I always did this with my Dad on Black Friday, but ever since I got married we haven’t been able to do it together. Now, My husband and I started the same tradition!

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    Jenny C. says:

    I have the same tradition as you – purchase an ornament for my son that is memorable to him. So far we have a baby’s first Christmas ornament, Mickey Mouse, Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, and this year is Curious George! I would love a system like this to keep them all organized and safe.

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    Cassandra D. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to Christmas Eve mass and driving around looking at lights.

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    Loretta says:

    There are so many things I wish we had done to make Christmas time extra special for our kids. Now that we have grand children, we have a Santa Box. The grandchildren (with help from mom and dad) write what they would like Santa to bring them. The kids color and decorate their page any way they like. Their lists go into the Santa Box, next to the Christmas tree, so “Santa” can remember what all seven grandchildren wanted for Christmas! And, we’ve discovered that the bigger kids sneak their Christmas lists inside as well, so it’s never too late to start a family tradition.

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    Phyllis says:

    Each year I host a Holiday Project Party. It’s an Open House when friends bring projects to work on – addressing cards, wrapping presents, hand sewing, etc. I provide the food and drinks and get to visit with friends I might only see once a year

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    Staci A says:

    We have an elf who visits for the 12 days of Christmas, leaving gifts behind for the kids. My oldest is in awe every morning and runs through the house to find his gift.

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    Melissa says:

    Ooo that is awesome! I didn’t realize it was the snap together things holding the pokemon. I think i NEED this. Pick me!

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    Sue says:

    We always watch A Muppet Christmas Carol [kids are 19 and 21 now] and eat lots of finger foods for a casual night!

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    Dawn says:

    I look forward to doing our “Adornaments” devotional each night and putting the corresponding ornament on the tree we have just for these ornaments.

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    Amanda says:

    Our Christmas tradition is to choose a “mystery tree” each year. We go to the local hardware store and choose a tree that is still wrapped up in the strings used for shipping. We can tell if it has a good straight trunk and a nice top for the star, but the rest is a surprise! It might be fantastic and full, or it might be a Charlie Brown tree!

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    Shawna McCoy says:

    I can relate to your trips down memory lane! Every time we go on vacation, we collect an ornament to put on our Christmas tree. My kids love to put them on the tree and reminisce.

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    Alison says:

    My Uncle Jack started giving my brother and I “B.C’s” (before Christmas gifts) when we were little. They were usually cheap little plastic toys from the dollar store, but we each got four or five and were able to open one each night during the days before Christmas.

    Thanks for the chance to win – I’ve been eyeing these containers for a while now.

    Alison

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    Maria Matter says:

    great give away, thank you!
    We have a tradition of watching the Muppet’s Christmas Carol every year to start off our holiday! Even with the kids getting older, we all still enjoy it!

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    Laura says:

    We have the same tradition ~ I buy the kids an ornament every year and they get to open them on the weekend after Thanksgiving when we put the tree up. With six kids ages 16-24, we have LOTS of ornaments!!

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    Miranda says:

    I love drinking hot cocoa while decorating the tree

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    mary says:

    This is fantastic, I was heartbroken when I opened my box of ornaments that were carefully wrapped and stored in a double thick box….. hmmm yea 4 ornaments are broken,
    Two of which came from my dad who recently passed. I felt like a big baby crying.
    anyway, if I dont win this…. let me know where i can buy it please!!!!
    thanks,.
    mary

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    Verena says:

    Is opening our gifts Christmas Eve one at a time, so that we can all enjoy the moment together.

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    Christy says:

    We got married 6 days before Christmas. Each year on our anniversary, we drive to the church where we were married and have our picture taken in front. It’s fun to look back at the pictures and see how we’ve changed over the years.

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    Melissa says:

    We have the same “special ornament” each year tradition. I love the suggestion for storage. I was just outgrowing our current cardboard box!

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    Linda Kline says:

    After losing my son this year, we decided as we decorate the tree, and a smaller tree for a new memorial ornament for him, we light candles one blown out because he has passed and the other in his memory which remains lit. We all share something about him that we remember the most.

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    Kim says:

    We love watching ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ ( both versions) on Christmas Eve.

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    Amy R says:

    Since Christmas day is my older brother’s birthday, he would come into my room very early in the morning and jump on my bed to wake me up. We would then go get my parents up, go downstairs, and see what Santa left us. We would celebrate birthdays separately later in the day since my Dad’s birthday is also Christmas day. I always remember being woken up Christmas morning with my brother standing over me jumping up and down.

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    Tami R says:

    When we were growing up, our family gathered on Christmas Eve. We had fun together breaking a pinata that our mother had made of paper mache. The evening started with a dinner of soup and home made rolls followed by caroling and christmas cookie eating. As the evening wound down we would read the Christmas story from the Bible, hang our stockings, and then head to bed. The next morning the stockings were full and the smiles were fuller!

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    jenny says:

    We do advent calendars every December with our kids, I play Christmas music through the whole month of December in our kitchen, and force my husband to dance with me to it at least once a week. HA HA. :)

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    Kerry says:

    I too have three children, but they are young. I have a little 3 foot tree in each of their bedrooms on which they hang their ornaments that they have collected or made over the years. I too make them an ornament for them to add to their tree year after year. This tradition started with my childhood. My family tree is filled with ornaments that my mom had made me as a child.

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    Diane H says:

    making Christmas candy with the grandkids!

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    JEAN PORTER says:

    We go to a neighborhood called “Winterhaven” and take a hayride to look at Christmas lights.

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    Christina says:

    Oh my goodness! I just helped my friend decorate her tree and she had this and I was so jealous! My favorite holiday tradition is singing holiday songs while decorating the tree!!! :)

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    Carly says:

    My favorite tradition is dinner with my in-laws on Christmas Eve and exchanging ornaments with my family on Christmas.

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    April Mack says:

    I love singing Christmas carols with the family on Christmas Eve. It’s always such a magical night!!

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    Becky says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition? Making my hubby’s favorite candies from scratch for him. It’s one of his special gifts every year and he really looks forward to it. Plus, I get to be all messy and gross in the kitchen, so it’s fun!

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    KATIE A. says:

    We have a blended family with 6 kids, so I just started some new traditions, but there are still some old ones I hold on to. The kids decorate the tree and we are building up quite a collection of ornaments. On Christmas day the kids get pancakes and they have to wait till after pancakes to open gifts. (This is an “evil plot” on my part to allow grandparents and other family to make it over.) After 2 years they seem to look forward to the pancakes. We also have enough kids that each one gets to help make a dish for the big family dinner, we rotate each holiday so every one gets to help with something different, and they really love that. I love your ideas on meal planning and organizing. It has really helped me stay sane. LOL. thanks and Merry Christmas

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    Jackie Osmond says:

    My favourite christmas tradition is new PJ’s along with a small gift for each child that’s opened on christmas eve. My parents did it with me and my siblings and I do it now with my children.

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    Karen says:

    One of my favorite traditions is baking and decorating cookies to give as gifts to my coworkers and extended family members as gifts :o)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ann Cluck says:

    I married into a very large blended family. My new tradition is just getting as many of them together as possible, taking lots of pictures and sharing ornaments from the past and everyone adding a new one.

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    Jessica says:

    This is our second married Christmas, so we’re still establishing traditions. I do love buying a few new special decorations each year!

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    Elise says:

    Just pulled out all my ornaments – I collect ornaments from all my travels and it’s fun to remember all the places I’ve traveled to and the memories associated with each, I think about 20 were added this year from moving across the country, traveling with my husband and getting married… Decorating the tree will be fun, but I need some good storage for them for all my future military moves, don’t want to lose these

    My favorite Tradition is baking cookies with my Mom, sisters, and family friends… We spend about 3 days baking up a storm in my parents kitchen, yielding about 20-30 different batches of cookies for us to enjoy and give out as gifts to neighbors, friends, and teachers

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    Rikki says:

    I have had the same tradition for my now adult, married kids. Now they have ornaments to start off their own trees!

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    Amber says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is going to my grandmother’s house every Christmas morning after we opened presents at our house.

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    Rebecca P says:

    I enjoy making arrangements out of fresh greenery and putting around throughout the house and on the porch.

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    Keely says:

    Our favorite tradition is a girls tip to Minnesota to visit my moms side of the family. All the females n the area get together for lunch and an annual ornament exchange. It’s a fantastic weekend and so important to have my girls see their cousins. There are around 40 of us that meet up.

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    Lani says:

    I LOVE the Darth VAder ornament, wherever did you find that! I give my kids an ornament, too, but not quite as creatively as you have! However, those stackers would be sensational!! (and the Star Wars stuff!)

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    Lisa R says:

    The timing of this post is crazy because I was just having this conversation with myself last night (yes, talking to myself is “normal” this time of year LOL). Thanks for finishing the conversation for me today!

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    Jessica says:

    My family is young, so we don’t have many traditions yet, but I love decorating the Christmas tree. Most of the ornaments were gifts and/or have special meaning.

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    Cindy B says:

    When we moved to Montana a few years ago we were able to start going out into the woods to find and cut our Christmas tree. It’s now my favorite tradition!

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    Faith says:

    I love decorating the tree and house while listening to Christmas music.

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    Faith says:

    Updated email. @gmail.com

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    One of the holiday traditions I started when my girls were born was to buy them each an ornament each year that represented something special from that year. I write their initials and the year on the bottom of the ornament in case we can’t remember whose is whose or what year it was from. Eventually (ie- when they move out or get married) I’ll package up all of their respective ornaments and give them to them for their own trees. If I can part with them, of course! ;)

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    Melissa W says:

    What a great giveaway … I would love this for my 4 year old … he has been getting ornaments from us, his grandparents, and great grandparents since he was born … it would be great to have his ornaments seperate for when he is on his own and also so he knew which ones he need to help put on the tree.

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    Katie says:

    My chrildren are little so we are still in the process of making traditions, however we like to go to Christmas eve chrildrens mass then out to eat at a nice restraunt then come home open one gift which is always pj’s. Get into our pj’s and make hot coco and watch It’s a Wonderful Life ( the Frank Capra version) Or Miracle on 34thst. ( the old one)! Merry CHRISTmas to all!!

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    Lisa Muniz says:

    My favorite tradition growing up, or at least until I was around 10, before my grandfather passed away, was to head over to my grandparents on Christmas Eve and celebrate with my dad’s side of the family. We’d go home, wake up Christmas morning, open our gifts, them head back to ‘Mom & Pop’s’ for the day. As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what my kids do every year. Only we’d spend the night at hubby’s parents, open gifts, then head to my parents to spend the day and them home to have our own Christmas. We’ve lived down the street for about 4 Christmases so honey and I walk home to sleep in our own beds and then head back over to grandma’s for the morning festivities. My dad passed 3 years ago so my mom comes to us now. We head home mid day for our family Christmas. Love family time.

    Sorry that was so long. {blushing}

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    Groff's Girl says:

    We do the same tradition! I was just saying this weekend how the ornament boxes take up so much space. I have ornaments from when I was a baby and onward!! The other tradition is that I get a pair of Jammies from my dad every Christmas. I make sure to open them Christmas Eve and wear them that night!! We are in Germany with the military and after being overseas for 7 years, that is a heartwarming tradition when my family is so far away!

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    Suzanne says:

    I have the same ornament tradition with my daughters – when they are off on their own, they’ll have a wonderful start to a beautifully decorated tree full of memories! Many of the ornaments are handmade, others store-bought, but each with a story. This looks like a great way to safely store those ornaments!

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    Chelsea Mitchell says:

    My mom and I always make all of our Christmas candies together and then put up the Christmas tree. One of these would be great for all of the random ornaments my mom has collected over the years!

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    Adrianne Kincade says:

    My favorite holiday tradition with my kids is doing our advent wreath. My kids beg to do it and that means so much to me!! They can now both read and love to trade off reading the scripture and lighting the candles!

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    Kathy Cervantes says:

    Our favorite tradition is decorating the Xmas tree together.

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    Toni Wiegand says:

    I started buying personalized Nutcrackers for my grandchildren every year that depicts something that occurred or was of interest to them that year. Can’t wait to see them on their mantles as adults!

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    Lisa Davisson says:

    decorating the tree as a family and talking about when we got each ornament

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    Jane says:

    For nearly 30 years now, I’ve started off my holiday season by buying, wrapping and mailing a box of presents to a non-profit organization I worked for many years ago in upstate New York. This organization provides gifts to people who might otherwise be forgotten.

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite tradition growing up was setting up the nativity scene. We had this old cardboard version (based on the pictures on the box, it had to be from the 1950′s!), and I loved putting it together. My brother was never allowed to help! Now we’re all in our own places, every Christmas is different, and we have yet to figure out ‘new’ traditions for this new stage in life. :-)

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    Myra says:

    Wow…this is a great idea for storage. My tradition is to buy new tree decorations after Christmas, pack them away with the rest when the tree comes down. The following Christmas i am always in a hurry to unpack and start decorating, knowing there are a few new items to hang and look at.

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    DeAnna Sheets says:

    One family tradition that my kiddo loves is each year I pull out all of our Christmas books and we wrap up 25 of them and put them under the tree. Starting the 1st day of Dec she can pick out one book from under the Christmas tree and we read it. She loves the surprise of which book she opens and it she gets to unwrap something. Merry Christmas!

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    Dana h says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making Italian pizelle cookies with my mom.

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    Angel says:

    lighting the candles on our advent wreath and making christmas candy and cookies

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    Kristie says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making Christmas goodies with the family!

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    Amanda J. says:

    My favorite tradition is baking cookies the first weekend of every December!

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    My favorite holiday tradition is making hot cocoa from scratch and opening a present on Christmas Eve!

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    Well, we have several favorites – I actually shared them in this recent post: http://behealthybehappywellness.com/2012/12/building-relationships-traditions/

    I have to say this organizer would certainly make decorating (and taking down) the tree much easier! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    Jennifer L. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the elf on the shelf. My daughter is nine and can’t wait for him to arrive on the day after Thanksgiving.

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    Linda Wray says:

    I also started the same tradition and started buying an ornament for each of my 3 children based on something different they did that year, sometimes it has been a challenge finding that perfect ornament but it is well worth the effort.

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    Maribel says:

    One favorite tradition is decorating the tree. I unpack and the kids put their personalized ornaments on the tree. My favorites are the ones they made in preschool. Love when I see the pics of their little faces.

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    Jolynda says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to my mother-in-law’s for breakfast on Christmas morning. The whole family is there! Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, In-Laws, Friends, about 50 people all eating breakfast together! It is amazing!

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    Mary S says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is the making of the Christmas fudge that we give to the teachers,neighbors,sanitation guys and our mail lady.Of course we have to sample each batch to make sure it’s good before giving it away.

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    Laure says:

    Favorite tradition — hiding the pickle ornament in the tree. Finder gets a prize!

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    Jody says:

    I give each of my grandkids an ornaments each year also.
    This tradition started with my mother giving MY children an ornament each year until they were 18. Then they would have all those ornaments for their tree for when they moved out.
    I also did away with the packaging and put them all in one container.
    I also made a cute cover sheet to store on top of the ornaments in the container. It had the year listed on the left and which ornament they received that year. The year is also marked on the ornament somehow.
    This tradition has been so wonderful to go back in time and discuss the memories each year we put up our tree.

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    Amy Campo says:

    this looks much better for organizing the special ornaments than the cardboard box I am currently using.

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    Amy Parrish says:

    One of my favorite Christmas activities is decorating our house with all the treasures we have collected over the years. After the lights go on the tree, there is a special Hallmark ornament that has to be the first one hung up. Love this time of year!

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    Carol G says:

    We love putting up the ornaments that we purchase from our trips/vacation and enjoying good memories.

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    Ryan Roth says:

    Our tradition is similar to yours. But I let my kiddos pick out their ornament themselves. They have such a hard time choosing and they make sure they pick the right ornament that is perfect for them. thanks for the great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

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    Joyce M says:

    We actually did start the tradition of picking out an ornament for each kid each Christmas, so this would be perfect for us. :)

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    hsmominmo says:

    The first Friday of December each year, hubbie takes the children and treks out to cut down a fresh tree at a nearby tree farm. Our 19yo son and I put all the lights on it and the kids decorate the tree with their own ornaments, each has a collection from years gone by, much like you do Laura.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Tyna says:

    We also get the children (and me!) a new ornament each year. My 10 foot tree is full!!! Could use some nifty storage!

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    Elizabeth Clark says:

    I’m 61 years old and have ornaments that all the way back to my first Christmas. I wish the Snapware Snap ‘n STack wasn’t out of stock…it would be great to have some to use as the tree is taken down.

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    KL says:

    We go to our Grandma’s neighborhood and they have a sleigh ride through the neighborhood and everyone sings. So lovely.

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    Kim K says:

    One of our favorite traditions is giving gifts to charity in honor of family members. For example a donation to the homeless shelter for my parents who are passionate about that cause.

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    Cheryl says:

    Hmm how can you pick just one?! I guess my favorite tradition had to be decorating a gingerbread house with my family. All of us working in such a small object is a great way to get us all close and thinking together.

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    Betty says:

    My favorite tradition is baking cookies and making candy.

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    Although we don’t do it every year, we love to visit Disneyland at Christmas time. ;-)

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    Amber says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade christmas candy with my mom every year.

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    Amanda P says:

    My favorite tradition is a pair of new Jammies and reading “The Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve. I’m so excited that I will have two kids to read it to this year.

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    Christmas Eve begins with church, then a big feast, then the Christmas story by the tree and opening one gift — always PJs. I love Christmas Eve as much as Santa’s surprises because it’s focused on us being together!

    I love the snapware boxes — I have 4 and have 2 more on my list for this year. We have 2 trees and a lot of ornaments.

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    Heather says:

    I love watching movies in new pajamas on Christmas Eve. It is my favorite time of year!

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    Anita Beagle says:

    This would be a perfect solution to my storage problem for my Christmas ornaments. I have way too many huge boxes that take up too much of my space.

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    Renee G says:

    One of our favorite traditions is making homemade raviolis for Christmas Eve and inviting all of the family over to enjoy these.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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    Cool! I could use one of those. I’ve been enjoying getting out the ornaments and decking our tree. My kids love to hang their ornaments on the tree!

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    Cathy says:

    One of my favorite traditions is attending midnight mass with my whole family.

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    Denise G. says:

    One of our favorite traditions is being “Secret Friends” to a family. We start 12 days before Christmas, leave them one piece of the nativity, a poem or story, and a small gift each night. It is all done anonymously. We have done it for about 8 years now and I don’t think we have been caught yet.

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    Jana says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is reading the Christmas story from the Bible before we open gifts on Christmas morning.

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    Carrie says:

    We have so many traditions that it’s hard to pick just one! If you ask our kids though, they would say getting new Christmas pj’s on Christmas Eve.

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    Liane Robinson says:

    Buying a special ornament each year that represents our family

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    Ginny says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is baking & decorating cookies!

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    Jamie says:

    My favorite tradition is spending Christmas Eve at home with my husband and kids. We spend the day playing, reading, crafting and making cookies for Santa. We end the day with a family movie night. It’s nice to enjoy the quiet day with our own little family before we have to travel to several parties on Christmas day.

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    Linda Kish says:

    My favorite is the holiday baking.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    Jill Welter says:

    We have the same tradition and I love it! My parents actually did it when I was a kid, so my kids now love looking at my childhood ornaments like Big Bird, Smurfette, and Strawberry Shortcake :)

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    Rose T. says:

    I want one of these! If I don’t win I plan on picking one up during the after Christmas sales.

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    Brooke says:

    Driving through the park to look at the light display!

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    Lynne B says:

    Every Sunday my husband fixes his Dad’s stollen recipe for Sunday brunch throughout Advent and the 12 Days of Christmas. It is looked forward to by the children all year long. Now my son has taken up cutting the fruit joining his father in this family tradition.

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    jenni says:

    My favorite tradition is church and Chinese food on Christmas eve.

    This started one year when both my parents were sick and didn’t feel up for cooking. Our family only eats out a few times a year, so it was a big treat. My sisters and I begged our parents to do it again, so it became our tradition.

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    Crystal says:

    On Thanksgiving evening, we watch White Christmas while sipping hot chocolate to welcome in the Christmas season.

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    Sharon says:

    We have the same tradition except that it is with each of my 10 grandchildren ranging in age from 5 months to 18 years. We started with the first grandchild, 18 years ago! Yes, I am in desperate need of a creative way to store all of the ornaments. Thanks so much for this post!

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    Jessica says:

    Making sugar cookies with our 4 kids and also decorating our graham cracker houses!

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    Katya says:

    We love to decorate our tree with ornaments we’ve collected on our past trips!

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    Robin says:

    We always have everyone over for dinner and then open gifts together…

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    Kathleen T says:

    When my kids were little, they got to open one present on Christmas Eve, afternoon albeit a gift to each other, or a gift sent from an out of town relative. Just something to calm the pending excitement of the family gathering later that night. Well, that still continues with THEIR kids!

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    ariana M says:

    one of my favorite holiday traditions are the family dinners during the holiday weeks. Regardless of all the other changes that seem to happen each year, there are always family dinners and catching up and visiting with those we love!!

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    Kathrine says:

    We do an activity each night for the 24 days before Christmas.

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    vicki says:

    I love to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” while putting up the christmas tree.

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    Ellie says:

    Today is St. Lucia Day., an important day in our home. My dad’s family is Swedish and growing up we always celebrated this day. The oldest daughter wore a crown of candles, a white dress with red sash, and sang Christmas carols as she woke up everyone in the household. We then would eat ‘Pepparkakor’, (ginger snap cookies), that we had made earlier in the week. For our family, it was the beginning of the Christmas festivities. I’ve incorporated this tradition into my family by having us deliver our Christmas cookie trays to neighbors, friends, teachers, and others. I’m so blessed that my grandparents immigrated to this country, assimiliated into the culture but still kept some traditions from the “old country”.

    I would love to have the ornament storage for my granddaughter’s special ornaments given yearly to represent her activities/interests for that year.

    Thank you!

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    My favorite part of Christmas is just having the family together.

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    Julie says:

    My favorite tradition is hot cider on Christmas Eve!

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    Stephanie Hicks says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with my family on Christmas Eve for dinner and gifts…later all our friends stop by and we continue the party into the wee hours!

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    Connie C. says:

    I do the same thing with giving my boys ornaments each year – it’s so much fun to look back on them each year!

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    Rita says:

    My favorite tradition is waking up on Christmas morning and having breakfast with the family. Then my sister and i pass out gifts and we all sit around the tree and open gifts amd hang out all day :)

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    Kelly says:

    every year the day after thanksgiving we turn on the christmas music and put up our tree. It is so much fun to watch my little ones dance to the music and ask about each and every ornament. Now that my daughter is older she loves reminding me who gave her what ornament and why. it broke my heart this year that the one ornament that was my grandmothers ended up broken when we moved and I could not fix it. My grandmother was very special to me but i will always keep the ornament I will just no longer be able to put it on my tree.

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    Becky B says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is sitting around the newly decorated Christmas tree, turning off all the lights except for the ones on the tree, and sharing favorite Christmas memories.

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    MomOfFour says:

    On Christmas eve we bring out our Adornaments with and read the different names for Christ and their meanings as we each add one to the tree.

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    Allie Dunn says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with my entire family to make Christmas candy. We all have a wonderful time making sweet treats together.

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    Angel Girl says:

    Christmas Eve church service is my favourite tradition. It’s so peaceful and comforting before all the Christmas Day craziness!

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    Our families must think alike. Forty plus years ago my mom started the tradition although back then it wasn’t quite so much something my sister and I but she did make a point to get us an annual ornament,

    But then when our lives got interesting, so did our ornaments. For example, when I turned 16 and got my driver’s license, I got an acrylic key with the year painted on it. Over the years, my parents have received ornaments as well to remember their year by. I’m afraid to say we have more broken arms and legs than any one family should have – but don’t worry, no dolls were harmed in the making of the ornaments.

    I think one of my favorite ornaments was the one they gave to my husband the year we got engaged. They gave HIM the gigantic fake engagement ring, not me. It was only his second Christmas with our family and he knew then to watch for future ornaments!

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    Shannon Roughgarden says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching my kids and husband decorate the tree together while I relax and take some pictures of them. It’s nice to step back from the action once in a while and observe the beauty of family :) Thanks!

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    Nora says:

    I would love to win, I enjoyed reading your blog!

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    DINAH says:

    One of my favourite Christmas traditions is when we put up our tree and decorate it together as a family. We always have Christmas music on and and we all hang our own ornaments. Lastly, each year we have a different son (I have three) put the star on the top. They are always so excited when it is their year.

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    Anna says:

    Tree up day after thanksgiving! I can’t wait longer than that!

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    Judi says:

    On Christmas Eve our family always makes a snack for Santa and his hungry reindeer! Dad usually eats the cookies and the local wild rabbits eat the reindeer food so it appears that the jolly man & his helpers were actually here. The kids love it! Happy Holidays everyone.

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    Becah says:

    We also do the ornament thing-one for each child, plus an ornament for whatever big thing we did as a family, plus sometimes we find sppecial ornaments for mom or dad. But another favorite tradition is one I started with my kids, and thats that we each open a brand new pair of jammies on Christmas Eve. One year I managed to find a pair with penguins for each family member. This year we’re going to my parents house in Kansas so I already mailed a wrapped pair of jammies to my mom’s house for my two brothers, my mom and dad, my sister-in-law, my two boys, my hubby, myself AND my Grandmother! Each set of jammies in individualized according to the persons interest; cats for my mother, rubber ducks for my sis-in-law, etc.

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    Ellen C. says:

    Every Christmas Eve everyone goes to my parents’ house for a family party. Thanks for the chance.

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    Jody H says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is having the kids open a gift on Christmas eve – it’s always a new pair of jammies.

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    Becky L. says:

    We did the ornament thing for the kids every year. Now my son has his on their tree at their house. Also we have cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas. Used to buy them from a restaurant here in town then they closed so started making my own.

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    Nicole says:

    This would be so much better than the madarin orange boxes I use.

    Favourite tradition: pulling out the Christmas themed books. We have a collection of about 40 ranging from “Kitten’s First Christmas” board book up to antique adult books.

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    Alison says:

    One of my favorite traditions is going Boxing Day shopping with my mom and my sister. We get up and wait in line for the department store to open. We each have our assignment and we take on the shoppers at full force. Mom gets the Swarvoski crystal star of the year, I head for the Wallace silver bell and my sister stakes out a spot near the cash register ready to hold our stash while Mom and I head back out to browse the deals.

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    Kathy E says:

    I love christmas and have just cleaned out some of our older, not-so-pretty-anymore items. Would love the organizer for keeping my decorations nice!

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    Michelle says:

    I love singing Christmas carols

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    Theresa Houck says:

    I use snapware for my scrapbooking supplies also. Love the product line

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    Michelle says:

    Definitely getting the tree & decorations put up. I love seeing the kids take out ornaments and remember making them.

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    Lauren says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.

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    Theresa N says:

    My favorite tradition is going to see the grandchildren open their presents Christmas morning.

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    Dawnette Thomas says:

    The first night the tree is decorated we enjoy having a picnic by “tree light.” It is truly a fun experience.

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    Gwen Templeman says:

    Love, Love the great storage box for the Christmas ornaments. I have a old cardboard box that has gotten wet and seen better days. Would love to be the winner……. Happy Holidays to all!

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    Mary Meyer says:

    When I was a child, my dad, all of his siblings, all of the families, the kids would get together on a December Saturday night at the house of one of the siblings. My dad was 1 of 10 kids so when we all got together we were quite a motley crew. It was so much fun spending time with my cousins.

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    Lauren says:

    Our favourite Christmas tradition is a new ornament for everyone each year. I usually get Hallmark ones that mean something to each person. My hubby always seems to get a motorcycle. I usually getting a knitting or baking one. The kids get whatever they’re into that year. It’s exciting to see everyone’s faces when they open them and get to hang them on the tree Christmas morning.

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    Jennifer Madigan says:

    The day after Thanksgiving we wake up and start decorating for Christmas. That’s how we did it when I was a kid and I kept that going for my kids.

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    cemwebster says:

    Uncle Manford’s gifts! When we were kids, they were always something fun, if you were young, and something funny, if you were “all grown up” (a.k.a. teens).
    Now that we are adults, he gives our children the gifts. We look forward to giving him the funny gifts, or at least something he can enjoy with the children.

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    Karen says:

    I like making Christmas cookies.

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    Lori says:

    We enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas music while decorating to tree. We also travel down memory lane as each ornament is unwrapped and hung.

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    Jan says:

    Buying a special ornament for grandchildren each year.

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    Tracy Stone says:

    The Elf on a Shelf has become one of our favorite traditions.

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    Nicole Mendez says:

    One of our family’s favorites is Advent; for the last several years we’ve been using Thriving Family’s Advent booklet and we also do the Lego Advent Calendar. Our family loves Legos. So, this is a big treat. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing all of your organizing tips…your tips help keep our family organized…and sane!

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    Jamie says:

    My family does Olly Elf. Olly Elf is the candy elf in the North Pole. As a family we get in a circle and bang a pot and call for Olly Elf to come and leave candy for us somewhere in the home. The kids love it and it really keeps the Christmas spirit alive. My mom is going to write a book about it. So fun!

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    Kirsten H. says:

    Don’t have a big tradition, just sitting in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa or hot apple cider. :)

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    Lisa says:

    Driving around looking at Christmas lights.

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    Gianna says:

    Making christmas cookies.

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    domestic diva says:

    We like making gingerbread cookies.

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    Cassandra says:

    I love picking out different kinds of candy canes to put on the tree.

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