Whether you’re looking to find new Christmas traditions to do with your family or just learn about some, here are 10 classic Christmas traditions that a few families do anymore:
1. Mail out Christmas/Holiday cards
In today’s world, we share our memories on Facebook or Instagram but sending out holiday cards to loved ones is much more special. Handwritten or printed, it’s a great way to wish someone a Merry Christmas!
3. Spend time together
4. Baking pies and cookies from scratch
Using old school book recipes or using your great grandma's pie recipes beats anything else. Besides, it’s more fun cooking from scratch because it saves money and it doesn’t have to come out perfect!
5. Open presents on Christmas morning
Remember when you were a little kid and woke up really excited wanting to see if Santa came? Relive that memory with your family and if you still do this, pass it on to the next generation. Not a lot of families do this anymore, which is why this tradition is old-fashioned.
6. Leave out cookies and milk for Santa Claus
7. Christmas caroling
8. Having a gingerbread house competition
A lot of families use fake trees because they want a white tree of a green tree with snow, or they just don’t want to deal with the falling branches. However having a real Christmas tree is wonderful, it makes your hose smell great and lifts your spirits. Having an authentic tree makes it all seem so winter wonderland.