Merry Christmas || Family Photos + Traditions

When I think about the holidays one word constantly comes to mind: traditions. When I worked with families on creating a more unified system, I often chatted with them about the importance of traditions. Traditions are like the glue that holds a family together (amongst a few other things….)… those memories you reflect on (typically when you get older) and say “I remember when….” with fondness. I have those memories from my childhood, and many of them we’ve carried over into our own little family system. And, as Harper get older, I look forward to creating some of our very own, in the hopes that she can begin to have that same excitement around the holidays that I grew up having. So, today, in the spirit of the Christmas weekend ahead of us, I thought I would share with you some of our traditions….

We watch “A Christmas Carol” at some point during the holiday weekend. For me, personally, this movie embodies what the spirit of Christmas truly is…. 

A delicious Christmas morning breakfast….. usually these cinnamon rolls, oatmeal bake, an egg dish, and hot coco and baileys (of course, that was introduced in our older years….). When we were younger, my sister, mom, and I would roll out the cinnamon rolls and assemble them on Christmas Eve night…

We open one gift on Christmas Eve. I have countless memories of this growing up….  

We all get Lottery Scratchers in our stockings from my parents (some holidays we were pleasantly surprised….)

A more recent tradition is that we host Christmas Eve…. and have chicken pot pies + champagne….

After opening gifts, and eating our breakfast, we go for a long family walk before we head out to celebrate with family….

As Harper gets older I can’t wait to establish even more for this special weekend.

I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with those you love…. and I thank you so much for all the support you have given to me over this past year. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to wake up and do what I love each and every day! Cheers to a wonderful weekend ahead! xx

(Outfit Details || Jacket | Sweater | Leggings | Boots | Beanie | TJ’s Jacket | TJ’s Beanie | Harper’s Jacket | Harper’s Jeans | Beanie | Boots)


  1. Megan says:

    Hi! Where is this brown faux fur coat from?