Holiday Traditions: "Twas Night Before Christmas"...

Holiday Traditions:  "Twas Night Before Christmas"...

As we get closer and closer to Christmas and the holiday season, my household is buzzing with activity. The kids are eagerly awaiting Christmas Break, I’m running around to holiday parties around the city, shopping and buying last minute gift items for friends and family.  In the midst of all of this activity, there are few things I do with my family for fun and enjoyment as we get closer to Christmas Morning!

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Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

As a child, the Christmas season was a magical for me.  My parents always had us doing something that was centered on family and traditions.   From going downtown to see Santa at Marshall Fields (now Macy’s) and walking on state street to see the Christmas Windows, buying roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa or making Christmas cookies on Christmas eve, my childhood is full of treasured memories.   Now that I have a family of my own, I’ve passed down those same traditions and added a few of my own.  These are a few of my family’s favorite holiday traditions.

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