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My Favorite Holiday Traditions


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My favorite thing about this time of year is packing in a ton of the family holiday traditions that I had as a child. Late night crafting with my mom, homemade tamales and Christmas shopping. I try to keep all of those traditions alive and make memories with my own children. I couldn’t believe how many traditions our family had growing up, but I wanted to share my very favorite traditions with you. They all remind me of my childhood. 


1. DIY a holiday ornament.

treegarland DIY Halos Mandarin Ornaments and Garland Decorations #HalosFun

Growing up we always made our own ornaments. Was it lack of money or my very crafty mom? Probably a mix of both. I have kept the tradition going with handmade ornament and  garland. The more creative, the better especially when kids are involved. Last year we used Mandarin peels and string to make a simple tree garland.  Check out the full tutorial on Mandarin ornaments and garland we made last December. And this year I shared my aunts amazing DIY poinsettia’s made from a book.

2.Advent Calendar.

Christmas Countdown Treat Bags

My best friend does the best Christmas Countdown of Bags with treats for her girls. I started this tradition with our  favorite holiday activities for the Christmas break. We have twelve days of activities and each day the boys get to see what the afternoon has in store for them. A night of Abuelita cocoa, making s’mores like when I was a little girl at the fireplace. We incorporate all of my favorite memories from being their age.


3. Tamales

photo credit: Mexicanwave

Tamales are my very favorite of my holiday traditions from watching them be made to eating them. I appreciate and savor every single bite. Growing up I watched my Tia’s and Grandma make tamales by the hundreds. From the second I got home from school they where working the masa and filling the husks. Our entire holidays revolves around eating tons of tamales.

4. Angel Tree donation

diy book poinsettias handmade Christmas tree ornamentsEach year I try to bless at least one child in need with Christmas gifts from our schools angel tree. We usually pick a child close to my kids ages. We shop and for each child we have chosen. It’s a great way to give back and get the kids involved, I also feel great about helping someone in our community. 


5. Christmas Movie Night 

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Unfortunately we get one or two really bad weather days during the holidays.  We make the most of our time stuck indoors and spend it warmed up on the couch watching our favorite Christmas movies.

6. Holiday Shopping

sears holiday traditions

It may seem like more of a necessity to do holiday shopping, but for me it is a tradition to spend a day shopping with my mom. No matter how busy we are and the fact that we live over an hour apart, we make it a point to spend a day  holiday shopping. I usually have pre-shopped at by the time we get around to heading to the mall. It is always a great experience because we uncover all kinds of deals, stocking stuffers and home items that we can gift to our huge extended family. 

Check out Vanessa Bell from De Su Mamadoes her Family Christmas Celebrating.

Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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