We have a tradition that goes like this: Every year we each get to pick out an ornament for the tree for that year. We write the year on the back and hang it on the tree, replacing our new ones with a commercial, store bought holiday ball. When we first got a tree, we just went to Target and bought a bunch of colored glass balls. You know what I'm talking about, the boring, regular Christmas balls. Sorry, every time I say Christmas balls, I laugh a little. Anyways, as we get a new, sentimental ornament each year, we'll toss out the commercial, mass produced Christmas ball (haha). Eventually, we'll get rid of all the boring regular Christmas balls (hee hee) and replace them with these cute, yearly ornaments.
Now that we have Tessa, we will also add her to this tradition. This year of course, we'll pick it for her, but I can't wait until following Christmases when she can pick out her own! With it being her first Christmas, she's already gotten a couple ornaments as gifts that we hung up, but we also wanted to get her one for our family tree. We haven't picked out our ornaments for 2010 yet, but we will soon! I am also slowly building my Christmas stuff stash so I have more things to decorate the house with.
What are your Christmas traditions?