One of our Christmas traditions is to bake, decorate and leave sugar cookies for Santa. While the holidays are always hectic and the lure of store-bought cookies would be very easy, I actually enjoy taking the time to make the cookies (and icing!) from scratch. This year I doubled the icing recipe for homemade carrot cake. I hope this is something I can keep up with as my kids get older. I think with each year, they will enjoy it more and more.
My youngest daughter can’t help yet, but she looked so adorable on Christmas Eve holding the cookie cutters.
My sister and I are rolling out the cookie dough (somewhat blurry photo from my husband who is learning to shoot manual!).
And my son did a fabulous job decorating the cookies.
As a tradition, I will design a specific layout in our photo yearbook so each year we can see the cookies they decorated.
What are your Christmas traditions?