It’s Christmas time. Snow is falling, Holiday Music is playing all around us, and we’re all out shopping for the perfect gift (or thinking about what to get that certain someone). It can be such a fun time of year even through all the stress that the lack of sun and more spending gets us. It’s also a time of traditions. Think about it, I bet you can think of at least one thing your family does every single year. I always look forward to traditions so I thought it would be fun to come up with a short list of traditions that you and your husband can share together. Me and my husband have a few that we love to do this time of year that leaves us extra excited for this time of year so I couldn’t wait to share some ideas that you guys can start up with your husband. These idea’s can also be traditions you share with someone else, or maybe even a group of people, but some things are nice to keep between you and hubby! 🙂
1.) Watch your favorite Christmas Movie every year on Christmas Eve: This one is simple but yet so enjoyable. Every year my Husband and I watch Arthur Christmas on Christmas Eve while we snuggle up and sip on some cocoa. It gets you relaxed and excited for the next morning. In our case it provides lots of laughter. Arthur Christmas is hilarious. This time of year has tons and tons and tons of Christmas movies playing. AMC plays quite a few and let’s not forget ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas that plays classic Christmas movies along with the modern ones. If you have DVR I suggest recording your favorites- or all of them- and watch them on and off all month long, saving your favorite for Christmas Eve of course. It’ll get you in the Christmas Spirit all month long. I also like watching The Great Light Fight on ABC.
2.) Cookie Night: How often does your husband join you in the kitchen? If he doesn’t often you will especially enjoy this one. My husband doesn’t get to join me much so when he does I treasure our cooking adventures together. Spend a night in the kitchen with your hubby cooking up some yummy cookies. You can make one kind or a few different ones. If you make some sugar or gingerbread cookies, you can expand the fun and decorate them. I promise spending a night baking cookies will produce many smiles, not to mention the happiness you’ll get chowing down on some fresh baked cookies afterwards. Oh, and don’t forget the milk! 🙂
3.) Decorate Christmas Mugs for each other: or for yourself. It’s really easy and you don’t have to be creative for this project. This one is especially sentimental because you’ll have mugs or the rest of your lives made from each other. Here’s all you have to do:
- Buy a blank white mugs that leaves you room to decorate. You can usually find them at the dollar store for $1.
- Wipe the mugs down with rubbing alcohol and let dry.
- Take some sharpies in whatever color you want and go to town drawing and doodling on your mug. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want.
- Let the Mug sit around for 1-2 days (2 is best) so the sharpie ink can dry.
- Put the mugs into a cold oven and bake on 425 for 20 minutes.
- Turn the oven off and allow them to cool inside of the oven.
Wah lah! Don’t forget to put the date on the bottom, that way you can always remember which Christmas you made these. You can wash them in the dishwasher but I prefer to hand wash most of the time.
The holiday’s can be both magical and stressful. Little traditions like these make them all the more merry.
What are some traditions you have with your husband? Share below! 🙂