My S.O. and I are celebrating our first christmas together. We want to mix the ones we already have (although they're few) as well as start new ones together. We're both really excited. Hence the posting in September.
Here is what we KNOW we're going to do:Fireworks on Christmas Eve
- S.O is from the Netherlands and they do fireworks at midnight there. Apparently the streets are filled with red paper from the fireworks. All we have this year are little pop-its that I remembered to save, but next year we'll save more little ground ones and sparklers.Dutch Food
- You haven't lived till you've eaten sugary almond paste gingerbread thingies that I can't pronounce. I will ask the boyfriend and get back to you.Stockings
- This is my tradition. My stepmom made me and my brother stockings when we were young, and they were filled with chocolate, nuts, oranges, as well as small presents such as card games, pens, tops, clues for what was coming up in the big presents (earphones the year they bought us our own stereos and our first Beatles cds), etc. So I want the two of us to make our own stockings
Things that we're going to do-
Make our own christmas ornaments- I like the thought of simple, non-glitzy things on our tree. Simple fabric ornaments.
Things about us-
We're non-religious, very big on tradition, family, etc. Simple things make us very happy. We're also more into 'natural' type stuff, like Waldorf-inspired things. Earthy, I guess. We also love cooking.
I would love to hear how other people celebrate the holidays, how they got started, and perhaps borrow a few traditions!