8 Holiday Traditions to Start with Your Family

Photo by: Cody Coombs
12 Days of Christmas
For several years when I was a kid my family picked out another family that lived somewhere within a few miles of our house and we'd do the 12 days of Christmas for them. We'd drop off treats or gifts each night and knock on the door and run. It was a great chance for my parents to teach us about the importance of giving.
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The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I look forward to it like a 7-year-old looks forward to Santa coming down the chimney. My excitement has never been about presents or about any of the commercial aspects of Christmas. My excitement for the holiday season is about traditions and family. Click through for 10 of my traditions that came from my childhood: - By Cody Coombs

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