Mmmm Traditions suppose we have some! We always have a real tree and I try and buy or make one new decoration each year. I make a lot of small cross stitched deckies in little oval frames and also the cross stitch beading kits, they are really nice. I have made bobbin lace deckies and also pinflair (sequins and pins) I try to look for things that are just a little different. Like Lizi still have my mums decorations, candle holders and the candles, tend not to light them though! Clear plastic hangers for cherubs, iccicles and stars. The fairy for the top of the tree is a bit worse for wear but she's still with us.
We have an advent calendar that has 24 items to add to the scene and the baby Jesus is obviously the last one to go on, this is always left to my friend Sue, we don't see each other that often these days but go to midnight mass on Christmas eve, she always calls in on the way to church to put him in his place.
The children always help with the tree although this year they are both in their own homes so not sure of the plan now, perhaps a new tradition. I decorate the lounge, Andy does the conservatory. Puddings usual made at half term and if I dare to think of a slightly different recipe I'll have Anna to answer to.
I love it all especially the giving of gifts. This year will be very different for us, Toby will be with his mum, Matt and Cassie and my new Grandson will be going to Cassie's mum and Anna and Ed will be popping in before they go to Ed's mum and Dad's. Andy's mum is going to join us so that will be good.
I gonenow to wrap up the christmas cake Imade yesterday. Mmm Andy always does the mince piesandsausage rolls too.