Christmas has many traditions some are unique to your family, and some may be unique to your country or region of the country you live in. Some of my favorite Christmas traditions have been passed down through the years. Our unique Christmas traditions make Christmas special and memorable. Some of my favorite Christmas memories are from our family traditions. I live in Florida, so our family Christmas traditions are Southern Christmas traditions.
Have you ever stopped to think that Christmas traditions started with the first Christmas? Singing Christmas carols began when the angels sang a joyful song to the shepherds telling them of the birth of Jesus. Today, we sing Christmas carols celebrating the birth of Jesus so long ago.
The tradition of sharing gifts on Christmas came from the wise men who brought baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Today, we share gifts with each other when we celebrate Christmas.
Can you think of any other Christmas traditions that we still practice today that started with the first Christmas? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Our Christmas traditions are also influenced by the places we live. Since I live in the southern United States, I love southern Christmas traditions. What Christmas traditions do we have in the South (or maybe they started in the south) you ask?
I shared 5 Fun Family Christmas Traditions from the South on Paradise Praises. Read the full post here. It’s fun to read about how different countries and even different parts of the United States celebrate Christmas differently. Be sure to check out the full series on Christmas Around the World at Paradise Praises.
What Christmas traditions will you be celebrating this year? Need more ideas? Download this list of 25 Christmas traditions to make your family Christmas merry and memorable.
Christmas traditions make great Christmas memories. Start a bucket list of Christmas traditions you want to do this year. Let me know your unique family traditions in the comments below.