Monday, December 14, 2020

Not just a mom- Holiday traditions

Happy Monday, friends! Today, on the Not Just a Mom linkup that I cohost with AdrienneLaurenAshley and Dara, we are talking about a topic near and dear to my heart- holiday traditions... Here are just a few of ours.

Tree Trimming

We always do ours after Remembrance Day and Divali. It's a whole fun process and we make a night out of it with snacks and fun for the kids. They love hanging their special ornaments that I either gifted them or they chose for themselves... it's a little trip down memory lane though to hear them talk, it's like they're in their twenties reminiscing about their childhood :-). I then usually spend the week after slowly decorating the house. 

Gift Wrapping

Love to do a few every couple of days and slowly pile them under the tree. My kids go a little crazy reading the cards and getting excited about the 25th. I'm slowly using up all my gift wrap so I can fully immerse myself in pretty boxes, craft paper or brown wrapping paper. #climatechange

Kitchen Time

I try to do some baking with each of the girls... We try to do a variety of cookies and space them out so we don't eat them all out at once, ha!

Holiday Cards

I adore Holiday cards and even when I was single, I used to send them out. I could not wait to send them out with my babies' pictures when I had them. I have used Minted for the past few years and I could not be more pleased. It's a whole process to decide on pictures, outfits and cards and quite a bit of work but I love it. I also love to get a quick text or call from my family or friends who receive them as it's a labour of love. I send mine out early to make sure that everyone gets them in time. There's something great about getting a card in early December. 

North Pole Breakfast

It's a thing and heralds the awesomeness of December!

Books for Christmas

I try to get members of my family a book for every Christmas. It's something my dad did for us and I do it for the members of my family too.

Christmas Pajamas

Like all of North America LOL

Holiday Parties:

Not this year obvi , but for the past few years, we host a holiday party for the adults and one for the kids on two consecutive weekends in December. The girls usually do a holiday cookie decorating party and I've had both girls' nights and couples' parties. 

Christmas Lights

I don't know who enjoys the lights more, the kids or me. This year I'm thinking of changing it to a Light Scavenger hunt. 

Trini stuff

Though we are in Canada, I love having Caribbean stuff during the season… cue the black cake (a rummy fruit cake), ponche a creme (rummy egg nog), pastelles (a flat tamale) and sorrel (a fruity spiced drink)

Christmas Brunch

We usually do a Christmas brunch after presents are open!  A little bit of trini stuff and a little Candian stuff too, representing our two homes. 

What are your favourite Holiday Traditions? Can't wait to read all about them. 

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  1. I'm pretty sure we are the only family in North America that doesn't do any sort of Christmas pajamas!

  2. Such fun traditions. I am very lucky that I only have to wrap presents for Brian, he enjoys wrapping and does it so much better than me.

  3. Are you Christian as well as Hindu? I hope that's ok to ask!

  4. Ah your holidays sound similar to my holidays but yes no parties this year. I love your photos too, thanks for sharing!

    Allie of


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