Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Traditions

Now that it is finally December, and Dan's birthday has been and gone, the christmas celebrations have begun. Christmas really is one of the most magical times of the year, there's a lovely feel in the air, and the promise of not only celebrating the past year, but also a sense of looking forward to the future and the exciting things to come.


Tradition One - Spending time with Family

For me, Christmas has always been hugely orientated towards spending time with family and enjoying the day with them which I love. We either spend it alone, with either set of grandparents, or sometimes even with extended family members such as cousins - but usually our Christmas' are small and focused on spending time together as a family. In the past couple of years, Dan and his family have become part of my Christmas too which is lovely.

Tradition Two - PJ's

Ever since I was very small, my parents tended to buy both my sister and I a pair of PJ's and it has become a tradition. We both absolutely love getting our Christmas PJ's and it makes going to bed on Christmas so much nicer - I love this tradition, because it is such a simple one but so lovely too!

Tradition Three - Getting the Tree

Getting the tree with my sister and dad has been something we've done since I was really small. I love that feeling when we are sitting in the car on the way home with a tree we know our mum will absolutely hate because it's "too big"! We always knew it was getting close to Christmas if we were off to get the tree, it was a great feeling.

Tradition Four - Wigilia

 My dad is half Polish and so every year we have a meal on Christmas Eve known as Wigilia, which is one of the ways Christmas is celebrated in Poland. I love having this tradition that reminds me of where I am from, especially as I am yet to go to Poland. It is a really special tradition, and one I hope to continue for years to come!

Tradition Five - Spending time with Dan

Since we have been together we have spent a day together somewhere which has felt so festive and Christmassy. Two years ago we had a day in London together, at Winter Wonderland, and last year we spent a day at the Harry Potter Studios which was great, especially as it was so christmassy - we really got in the spirit, and Harry Potter is something that always reminds me of Christmas. This year, as we are both working, I think we will probably just have a Christmas film day instead, as we are both just so tired!

What are your Christmas traditions?

10 comments:

  1. What lovely traditions you have! I hope you have a wonderful time this Christmas :) x

    Amy • Blog | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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    1. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! I love having traditions, it's really special and makes it an even nicer time of year! XXX

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  2. Oh! I love your traditions! We eat food from my dad's hometown on Christmas too!

    Be | lovefrombe

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    1. Traditions are the best, especially when they are Christmas traditions - I love them. That's lovely you do that too, it reminds you of where you are from xxx

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  3. I love spending time with friends and family. Great post xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. Nothing beats it, especially at Christmas time :) It's lovely xxx

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  4. Wigilia sounds cool, it's nice you have a more personal family tradition. Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for 2016 :)

    Emma // alittlefreckle

    xx

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    1. I love the tradition - it's such a special time for us all..Thank you, I hope you did too, and that 2016 is your best year yet xxx

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