"So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter." 2 Thessalonians 2:15
Each family has their own holiday traditions. Personally ours are rooted in our Christian belief. As young parents we are trying to instill traditions in our son, Wyatt. Our plan is for Wyatt to grow up knowing that we celebrate Christmas for the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, not for presents or Santa. Now that does not mean we don't give Wyatt presents or forbid him from asking Santa for things however we try to constantly remind him the reasons we celebrate.
We began our family Christmas traditions the first year we were married. To kick off the Christmas season we go out and search for a tree to decorate together. Now this tree isn't bought from a lot or a tree farm. It is one that we find on our adventures feeding cows. Some years it takes weeks of feeding cows for me to find the "right" tree. This year however I was limited to one day. We searched the field high and low and finally found a tree I thought would work.