My favorite Christmas traditions
A few years ago, I attempted to write in my blog every day in December, following a set of Christmas-related prompts. I’ve been wanting to do this again, because Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, but I never found another list of Christmas themed writing prompts I’ve liked.
This morning, I came across BlogHer Writing Lab’s December 2015 Prompts. In true Aubrey fashion, I found them the day after they started. I’m really excited to write about a new holiday related subject every day, especially given that this year’s theme is ‘tradition’.
Let’s get started!
What traditions do you look forward to at the end of the year?
I look forward to Christmas trees, of hanging up my handmade beaded ornaments. I look forward to get togethers with friends and family, of singing along to Christmas songs, of burning Balsam Fir candles from Yankee Candle. I enjoy drinking Christmas teas and admiring decorations in stores.
I look forward to walking down the street at night, the sky alight with twinkling lights hanging from the trees. I look forward to the crisp, cold air and the snap of winter, of seeing frost on the trees and a sprinkling of snow on the ground when I wake up. I think of mugs of hot chocolate, of cold noses, of holding hands as the snow falls quietly at night.
I look forward to drinking Christmas beers and always enjoy Anchor’s annual Christmas beer and Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale. I look forward to drinking beers in cozy pubs. I look forward to warm mulled cider and even a tiny bit of eggnog, spiked of course. Holiday beverages are one of my favorite things about the holiday.
I always look forward to the end of the year. This time of year is my favorite, and I feel a sense of warmth and happiness as the year draws to a close.