Hot chocolate… warm blankets… smoke filled chimneys and the sound of Christmas music – we love this time of year!
Each year we (Tina and Khai) set aside time for some fun holiday family traditions, from baking sweet Christmas cookies to decorating our beloved Christmas tree while singing Christmas carols together. We also visit the homeless shelter to provide food and cheer! At the factory, our staff decorates the office and we have a big holiday feast and party where we hand out Christmas gifts.
This year, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite family holiday traditions in hopes to hear back about some of yours.
Decorating for Christmas, naturally, is our favorite! Nothing fills a home like Christmas cheer and twinkling lights. Our Christmas tree becomes the main event in our home and where our family gathers to sing Christmas carols and drink our favorite peppermint hot chocolate, all while never leaving our pajamas. Our son, Nathan Anthony, now 16 years-old, makes sure to set up the Lionel train handed down by his maternal grandfather to complete the tree decor. In our home we agree, our favorite Christmas carol to sing is “Oh Holy Night.”
On Christmas Eve, we visit the homeless shelter, to prepare, serve and eat dinner with those transitioning into homes. It really is a wonderful time. We set the tables, bring all the food, cook the food at the shelter then serve the food for them. Once they are all seated, our family sits down with these families and shares the Christmas Eve meal with them. We enjoy visiting and learning their stories. We have met some wonderful people throughout the many years of this tradition.
We also set aside time to visit nursing homes with 20 of our wonderful friends to sing Christmas carols and visit with everyone in the home. We always look forward to going back each year to visit them again! We have heard some wonderful voices join together to carol with us!
No matter what your family traditions are, Christmas time is a wonderful time of year to spread joy and cheer to those around you. Visit our social pages to share your favorite holiday traditions!