One of my favorite Christmas traditions is looking at Christmas lights...driving around neighborhoods sipping hot chocolate (not this year as weather is too warm!) and even walking around seeing them on display.
Some of our Christmas light adventures the past couple of weeks with our point and shoot...
Check out how creative this display is! We slowed down and felt bad for the guy...only to find that he wasn't real :)
This is Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights, where you walk around surrounded by Christmas lights, its good to be back and see it again.
Other favorite Christmas traditions are:
-Writing our family Christmas letter (Our first Christmas letter was sent out in 2000).
-Sending out family Christmas postcard (the first one was sent out in 2000, and this is our third year for the feet photo series). Thank you to family, friends, clients, and photographers for over 250 cards we received this year!
- Decorating our home with lots of Christmas cheer (fun, real garland, we put up two big Christmas trees this year, and we'll put up a third one for next year!)
-Baking Christmas cookies (had a Christmas exchange with neighbors this year)
-Buying a new ornament
-Christmas parties and dinners...soo fun!
-Participate in Operation Christmas Child (we have been packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world since 2000 and we volunteered at the processing center in '02 at Boone, NC, the closest we felt to being in Santa's workshop and being elves, it was amazing!)
There are more, but my mind has gone blank! We will be adding more as the years go by, so if you have a favorite, drop us a comment and let us know about it! It may just be added to our list :)
We are in Charleston, SC with my side of the family to celebrate Christmas this year. Merry Christmas to you!