December 28, 2009

Christmas Future

My husband had a wonderful idea of doing a series of posts in the tradition of Mr. Dickens. Don't forget to check out Saturday and Sunday's post to see Christmas past and present Then take a minute to see the Christmas of the future.

Our children will be the future of Christmas and so we asked them how they will honor the day when they grow up.

The question I asked each child is what of our Christmas traditions do you wish to carry into the future to share with your own family?

Kaitlin: Putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving

Brianna: Traditional Italian Christmas dinner.

Emma Rose: Giving three gifts to each child to remember the gold, frankincense and Myrrh that Jesus received from the wise men.

Nathaniel: stockings on Christmas Eve

Aedan: little trees in the kids room and ornament calendars

Samuel: baking Christmas cookies and eating them, too.

Elisabeth: Candy canes on the tree, gingerbread houses decorated with candy and Christmas cookies



  1. These posts were great! Excellent idea from your husband! :-)

  2. I would have never thought to ask the children what they would carry on in the future. Here I was thinking that you guys were going to go on Picnik or some photo website like that and create some funky photos or something. I don't know what I was thinking, but your idea far surpassed mine.

    Your kids are precious.

    Love & Hugs to you, dear Kat,

  3. I love the idea of christmas future and will have to ask my kids. I've enjoyed your past, present and future Christmas looks.

  4. What a great idea to ask the kids! I am beginning to see the fruit of traditions as my oldest is grown with his own family. I am enjoying watch them create their own traditions.
    Hope you are doing well. I hope you and I can meet up sometime this year....It has been crazy here and I know your life has been crazy, too!
    Blessings and hugs,

  5. Kat,

    What a great post! I know our kids love opening one present on Christmas Eve which is always new pajamas'! That will be the one that I know they will carry with them throughout the years.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. It's great to hear from our children what stands out as special to them! I enjoyed this post...good idea from your husband!