Growing up my family made sugar cookies and decorated them with icing.  I enjoyed the decorating, but the cookies tasted like cardboard and the icing was too sweet! So no one ever ate the cookies.  It became a tradition that was dreaded in a way; we enjoyed decorating, laughing at the crooked smile Santas and funny colors. 

So I decided to start a new family tradition with my own Christmas morning routine:
First fruit salad followed by quiche for breakfast (thanks Yvonne ;)), followed by a little gift opening, then chocolate filled ginger cookie baking as a family, followed by a family game of cards (while the cookies bake and cool).  I’m looking forward to starting traditions that are my own.  Who knows?  Maybe I’ll throw some finger painting in there to substitute cookie decorating?? 🙂

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