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One Mom's Moxie: A Fun Christmas Tradition

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Fun Christmas Tradition

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Hey everyone! As I sit here fighting a cold, with a painful sore throat, I wanted to be a little nostalgic and share a tradition our family has done for years now. Once our kids were old enough to understand Christmas we decided to do a gift exchange. I know this sounds pretty normal but as a blended family our kids didn't always get to spend time together. So doing the gift exchange helped the kids think about their sibling and get to know them a little better. When it came time to exchange gifts they would be anxious to see their siblings reaction. 


This year our gift exchange might be a little difficult since there have been some changes. Hard to believe my oldest bonus-son has moved out on his own, and my daughters will be with their father for the week of Christmas. With a spending limit set they are going to need ideas of what to get each other. There is the Holiday Toyland event at our local Walmart we're going to check out on December 12th. I think this will help my kids decide what to get for each other, especially since the toys were tested and chosen by children. 


I hope you all check out the Holiday Toyland event at your local Walmart, it really does look like a lot of fun! I also hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Do you have a family tradition? Is it a lot of fun or has it become mundane? I love reading your comments and silly stories so please feel free to share!



9 comments:

  1. Having kids choosing their gifts is such a great idea. This way everyone is happy, no bad surprise there :)

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  2. Sounds like a great tradition! I like that it teaches your children to think about others.

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  3. Sounds like a great idea. My kids love shopping for each other, but sometimes they forget they aren't shopping for themselves ;)

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  4. I love the idea of having your kiddos select gifts for one another- it will instill a giver's heart in each of them! Great job, mom!

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  5. My daughter loves to pick out gifts for others. I love instilling in her the meaning of Christmas.

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  6. I always loved gift exchanges at Christmas! So cool!

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  7. Love the idea of a gift exchange. My girls love giving each other gifts, too.

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  8. Hope you're feeling better! We had that nasty bug going around our house a few weeks ago. Thanks for sharing your traditions with us. I think it's a wonder thing for the kiddies to do for/ with each other.

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  9. My kids love shopping for one another! Its so cute!

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