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Even the simplest family traditions can be the most memorable

Here are some of Katy’s favorite traditions!

Neighborhood Elves
Leave surprise gifts or cookie baskets on neighbors’ doorsteps. Don’t get caught! This is a fun way to teach children the spirit of giving without expecting anything in return.

Long Winter’s Nap
On Christmas Eve, give each child new pajamas to prepare them for a long winter’s nap. Find ones with their favorite characters on them. Matching slippers are always great too.

Light Sighting
Pop a big bowl of popcorn and load up the car. Drive around in search of the best Christmas lights and decorations while blasting carols on the car stereo.

Same Time Next Year
Take a picture of your children in the same place each year, in the same position, holding a sign with the year on it. Start a tradition of displaying the photos on the mantle.

Start a Prayer Box
During the season, write down each answered prayer on a note card and drop it in a special prayer box. Keep it in a place where everyone drop in cards. During Christmas Dinner take turns reading all the answered prayers.

Christmas Thank Yous
Recycle Christmas Cards by cutting off the top half and using them as Thank You Postcards. Have children fill one out for each gift they receive.

Santa Tracking
Log on to www.noradsanta.org to track Santa’s path this season. Follow him as he makes his way closer to your house.