I can tell people in blogland are just busy during this Holiday season. Specially crafters....cutting, assembling, gluing, sewing, pasting....OMGoodness! I'm already overwhelmed.
I am one of those crafters...my hands and hair are multi-colored, my fingers have been burned time and again from the hot glue gun, there is white glue on my eyelashes (don't ask how), and Christmas glitter all over me and my craft room. I don't know how I'm going to explain new "wearable" glitter, paint and glue when I see my friends in a couple of hours. Actually, I probably won't have to explain anything, they'll just give me that "you've been crafting" look. If I had a penny for each time I get that look, I'd be a rich young lady by now.
My blog friend Elizabeth from Twelve Crafts 'Till Christmas is having a fun linky where we share our family traditions. Also, Beverly at How Sweet The Sound is hosting a linky where we share our favorite Christmas movie for Pink Saturday linky party.
A movie we love to see around this time is a movie with Tom Hanks called The Polar Express.
Every year during December, we read a lot of Christmas stories but our most favorite story is a story called The Gift of the Magi. This story is about love and kindness and giving all that you have to make someone else happy.
We also keep our Mexican traditions so that my boys can experience them and grow up with them. One of these traditions is attending a "Posada" Posada meaning "shelter". A Posada is a reenacment of the night when Mary and Joseph were looking for a place to stay during their travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It was very difficult for them to find shelter. There is a lot of singing during the Posada, it's kind of like a "theatrical" party like a Broadway show where the story is told through music and singing. You get to "act" and participate in the show. The Posada ends in a huge party with everyone celebrating the birth of Jesus. The Posada is always celebrated late in the night and there is always Mexican food, hot drinks, candy and a lot of happy people. This brings me to another tradition, Mexican food!!! although we live in Los Angeles, where there's plenty of Mexican restaurants, we don't eat Mexican food often. That is, authentic Mexcan food. During December, we eat things like; tamales, menudo, posole, capirotada....etc. These are all authentic Mexican dishes. Below are some examples of what happens in a Posada:
Another tradition we enjoy as a family is Christmas caroling....karaoke style. My family loves to sing and we take every opportunity to do so. Christmas music is so fun and festive and once the microphones are out, you can be sure everyone will have a great time.
now it's your turn, join in on the fun with Beverly and Elizabeth at the links below:
How Sweet The Sound
Twelve Crafts 'Till Christmas
Have a Great weekend everyone, keep on crafting!