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Holiday Traditions to Remember

It’s the most wonderful time of year, right? Christmas is definitely my FAVORITE holiday and for many reasons! It’s one of the few times of the year we gather with family and friends; there’s good food, and the mood is set with festive music. For us, it was the Temptations Christmas, hearing that deep bass voice say “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,  not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Even just writing that I can feel the love and laughter.

Christmas in our family was about giving. Of course, we were excited about receiving gifts, but my brother and I were equally as excited to pick out the perfect gift for mom and dad. As a kid, I remember my mom taking us caroling at the local nursing home, and as a teenager we would sing at various community events spreading Christmas cheer. You know what else we loved? Driving around the neighborhood to see the holiday lights and decorations.

My favorite Christmas memory was 1990. We lived in Ft. Ord, Calif. My grandfather passed that year, and our family flew out to spend Christmas with us. It’s one of the few Christmas holidays we spent with extended family. We had a real Christmas tree, and there were tons of gifts under the tree. We laughed, we sang, and, boy, did we eat! That’s the year I was introduced to my aunt’s famous fruitcake cookies. My brother pulled each gift out one by one and called each person’s name. We all waited patiently and were so excited to hear our names called over and over again. The next day we drove to Beverly Hills and through Rodeo Drive and went to Universal Studios Hollywood.

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It’s such a magical time of year for kids, and the focus shifted for me when I became a mom. I wanted to share the love and create wonderful memories for my daughter as well. We enjoy baking cakes, pies and cookies. My daughter loved decorating the gingerbread house and licking the bowl from cake mix.

A new tradition we’ve seen emerge over the last couple of years is Elf on the Shelf, and in our own daycare center we have a special Santa cam that goes directly to the North Pole where kids can be assured that Santa is monitoring whether they’ve been bad or good.

However your family celebrates the holiday, I hope it is filled with lots of love and laughter.

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Kishia Saffold
Author: Kishia Saffold

Kishia Saffold is the owner of Kiddie Care Learning Center in Dothan and Enterprise. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Troy University and a B.A. in Communication from Alabama State University. She is a wife to Jeffery and mother to daughter, Kiera.

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Holiday Traditions to Remember

by Kishia Saffold time to read: 3 min