This year has been the first year where my husband and I have consciously started some new holiday traditions with our kids. Our kids are now 3 1/2 and 1 (almost 2) and it seems like the first year where they're both really getting in to the holidays.
So our first new tradition of the year is that we went shopping and let them each buy a new Christmas ornament to hang on the tree. They were so excited to get to pick just the right one and come home to find the perfect spot on the tree for it.
My son picked a race car ornament (of course).
And my daughter picked Winnie the Pooh.
My hope for this new tradition is that by the time they are moving out of the house (sniff, sniff) they will have a collection of ornaments to take with them to decorate their own first Christmas tree (someone please slow down time...please!). Each ornament will carry a special memory with it and whether they're near or far, they will always have a little bit of home with them during the holidays (ok, now I'm really crying!).
So how about you all? Did you start any new traditions this year? Or did you start new ones with your kids that you have loved and would share with us newbies?