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12 Days of Christmas Tradition ~ Day 5

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One of the reasons I love the Christmas holiday is the traditions.

I love reviving old family traditions, and making new ones.  I love remembering fondly the things that I did as a child at Christmas time and the things I couldn’t wait to do again.

As an adult, I get to make sure our family participates in our traditions and make new ones.

One tradition that has expanded over the years is our Gingerbread House Day.

all the little houses

all the little houses

Some of my cousins have started competing with each other for the highly coveted status of ‘Top Shelf’.  It is given out by their mom, she puts her favorite house on the top of bookshelf in her living room. 


There is some sabotage, and a lot of trash talking, but fun is had by all.


This year we put together 18 houses for decorating.  This causes my mom’s house to get really full.


Ian was so excited and had a great time decorating.

mama, yook at my house. it's a bad guy house, it has blasters and bombs

mama, yook at my house. it’s a bad guy house, it has blasters and laser guns


Sid had a great time eating candy off the floor.


In case you were wondering who won….

My Aunt sent a message to all her kids telling them theirs was her favorite.

She is a genius.

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