It took me a long time to get into the holiday spirit this year. I didn't even put out all my decorations. But there are two yearly traditions of ours I would never pass up: picking out a nutcracker and ornaments.
This is the new addition to our nutcracker family this year. I love that he's short and stubby. That brings our total up to 4.
And our ornaments this year:
Matt's is the toolbelt. Mine is the fortune cookie. I love fortune cookie fortunes (as you guys might have picked up on, since I always post my fortunes) and I like to think the ornament symbolizes hope and good fortune for 2012.
Our tree still looks the same. I like that from far away it looks all traditional but if you look up close, there's lots of quirky personal ornaments all in there. Check out some other ornaments we love here.
One of my favorite thing about this time of year is relaxing in the glow of the Christmas tree.
I think Jack agrees.
What's your favorite holiday tradition?