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Holiday Traditions.

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We are a family with lots of Christmas traditions! They all start the day after Thanksgiving, when we put up our tree and all of our Christmas decor! I grew up with real trees, but we decided to do fake trees. Maybe next year in the states we can get a real one.

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Next on my list for Holiday Traditions…..Non-Edible Apple Cinnamon Ornaments. They last threw the years but I like to make a new batch each year. The pictures below are from the ones I made last year. Where I used glitter glue pens to color them in… This year the store was sold out of the glitter glue pens so I let the girls paint them with my acrylics.
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This year we went to a Christmas Market in Asiago. Our first and probably only real look at snow this year was on the drive their threw the mountains.  snow

The girls rode on their first carousel in Asiago. Evalyn was scared and Jocelyn loved it.

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Walking around the market we got  to look at all the amazing creations.
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Back to Christmas traditions. This year I tried to keep up with lots of holiday crafts with the girls. However some days I didn’t feel as motivated as I wanted to. But here’s what we made this month.

Santa hand print ornaments. Just made with flour salt and water.


The girls got to ice their sugar cookies…. started out pretty good just really liked the sprinkes …. by the end it turned into body paint.

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They got to decorate gingerbread men and a gingerbread house as well.
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I made rice krispie treats and cut them out as Christmas trees and let the girls colors them green and decorate their trees!


We also made Popsicle stick creations! Evalyns favorite were the raindeers!

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Last year I made these stockings… They defiantly needed some work so this year I was going to make new ones but ran out of time. So these were our stockings again. I made the acu fabric wreath last year as well.
390230_324156230930996_703784594_nI made these ornaments this year using our christmas photos from last year. I want to try and keep up with this each year. They were simple enough. Just needed clear ornaments, rolled up a small photo adjusted the photo and added ribbon and tinsel, possiblities are endless with theses!533269_531413120205305_109652755_n

Christmas Dinner mmm mmmm We made honey baked ham, sweet Potatoes, Parmesan cheese mash potatoes, green beans, homemade crandberry relish!

I also made my own peppermint candy platter. I used 2 big bags of these candys, arranged them in a circle and baked them on a very low temp. until melted. Let cool and it was a perfect festive platter.


New tradition I would like to keep with. I used paper streamer to “block” their way to the presents. When they are older you do this to their bedroom doors. That way they have to “bust” threw it to get to their presents!


I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. &&With only 2 more days until New Years Happy New Years as well!
Thanks for reading!

-Lopez Creations

What crazy holiday traditions do you and your family have?



One thought on “Holiday Traditions.

  1. ooh lots of fun crafty things!!! we put everything up the day after Thanksgiving as well, and take it down on epiphany. My parents always had a Christmas Eve party when I was growing up, with all our friends and neighbors, and Ben and I decided to keep that tradition going as well 🙂 always make a ham Christmas Eve, and turkey for Christmas day

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