Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Family Tradition

One of our family traditions that bring smiles and excitement to our kids year after year is the night we read, The Legend of the Candy Cane. We open up our "matching" pajamas, run to the tree and select a candy cane off a branch. Then to the table we go for home made hot coco, topped with whip cream and marshmallows. With candy canes in hand, we stir our hot coco creating a yummy peppermint coco. As we stir and sip we listen as daddy reads to us the meaning of the candy cane. "J" for Jesus, the red stripe the blood shed for us and the white stripe symbolizing the  washing away our sins leaving us white as snow.
I cherish our tradition as I think back over Christmases past, remembering the joy and love we share as a family. Family traditions help create long lasting memories. Memories that bring up feelings of joy, love, meaning and belonging. 
I  hope that in this busy season of Christmas you too are stopping and taking time with your loved ones and creating memories of peace, joy and love.
Merry Christmas

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks to you and your wonderful idea, my family now has this tradition too!! We just got our book two days ago and love it. Thank you my dear friend. Love you!! xxx

    Your pics r so cute!! Love the jammies!!

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  2. Oh Carrie, I know the story of the candy cane, and it is a beautiful one. Thank you for reminding me of it. You have been a sweet blogging friend to me, and I hope the New Year brings you much joy.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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