Pictured below are some of the traditions of this Christmas season that we have in our family.
This is a tradition carried on from my childhood. My aunt would paint one advent candle for each family on my mom’s side. This year I painted the candles for my parents, grandparents, my siblings and our house. We will burn the candles one number a day from today until Christmas.
I was so happy to be able to get them finished, wrapped up and in the mail so that they would arrive on time.
Today is December first. Here are my three oldest with the candle.
We got the tree set up today as well.
Here is a close up of the tree. We put family snapshots with the year printed on them on the branches.
Later on this month we will give away toys with the church. This picture is from last year when our church of barely 200 members gave away toys to 1,000 kids.
The last few years that we have been here in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Christmas there have been rainbows in the sky because we are in the rainy season. I wonder if we will have a rainbow this year too.
What traditions are you observing this season?