I received matching family pajamas from LazyOne to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Do you have any special holiday traditions your family loves to take part in? Traditions are rituals families engage in over and over, throughout the years. They lend a certain spirit that helps to nurture the family connection, giving us a sense of belonging and helping us celebrate generations of family. More importantly though, traditions create positive memories for children.
As our kids have gotten older, some of our traditions have changed. But each year, it’s so fun to watch the joy of the season flow through our kids. I love seeing how our family traditions help to strengthen family bonds by providing a solid structure, a sense of continuity, and a feeling of belonging.
I feel traditions help our kids learn and develop family values, which we hope they will carry on as they grow up and start their own families.
Matching Family Pajamas From LazyOne
One thing that all seven of us have come to look forward to each year is wearing matching family pajamas around the holidays! It’s something that I’m confident is sure to leave lasting, life-long memories for everyone.
So this year, we scoured the LazyOne website, as they offer a variety of options in their matching pajamas line up. So many great options that it’s hard to even choose just one! But we settled on their Moose Plaid Collection.
What’s extra great is that LazyOne offers a variety of styles with their collections. So in the Moose Plaid, they offer a fitted women’s two piece, flannel button nightshirt, plaid shorts, men’s two piece set, men’s long johns, slippers, blanket, and even robes! And that’s just for the adults.
For the children, you’ll find a kids pj set, infant onesie, hat, blanket, and boots. LazyOne also didn’t forget your 4-legged friends. They offer a dog flapjack as well as an adorable bandana option.
Great For Photos Too!
So while my children really look forward to the whole family matching as we settle into our holiday routines, I love these coordinating pajamas for the photo ops! Some years, we use them for holiday cards. Other times, just for our scrapbooks. But I just LOVE how adorable it is when we get photos of everyone wearing their matching family pajamas.
A Little Background On LazyOne
You’ll find that LazyOne is nestled within the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. They design fresh, funny sleepwear and bedtime related products for the whole family that everyone loves! It is their goal to help families create memories that will last a lifetime.
More Fun Traditions Our Family Cherishes
While wearing matching family pajamas for the holidays is a BIG one for us, we have more fun traditions we all love as well. Some of the traditions we’ve developed over the years include:
Choosing A Christmas Tree
For years, I was set on having a fake tree. But my husband finally convinced me to give a real tree a try. And guess what? We all had a blast visiting a local tree farm, selecting our tree, and then cutting it down for ourselves! Of course, the yummy hot chocolate and candy canes they gave us after we got back sure helped too. But it was such a neat experience. Some tree farms even offer horse drawn sleigh rides around here. It makes for such a special day for everyone.
And then, of course, getting to decorate that tree together as a family is something that everyone looks forward to!
Watching Christmas Movies All Month
During the month of December, you’ll find our family curled up around the fireplaces several times a week watching Christmas movies together. From the classic cartoons like Frosty The Snowman to non-animated options like Elf. We all take turns choosing the movie but we always watch as a family.
Visiting The Local Nursing Home
Our local nursing home is less than 10 minutes away. So each holiday season, we first spend some time in our kitchen whipping up delicious roll-out sugar cookies. After the cookies are baked, cooled, and frosted, we bag them up individually. Then we head to the local nursing home to hand them out and visit with the residents. We usually end up handing out over 75 cookies! Watching the resident’s faces light up when we visit is so heartwarming. It brings us so much joy while also gives back to others. Some years, we even sing Christmas carols with them, which they also love!
Another tradition we take part in each year is baking Christmas goodies for our neighbors, family, friends, and pastors.
Giving To Others
Each year, we also make a point to sponsor gifts for other families and children. Last year, we sponsored a local family that our MOPS group adopted. Other years, we participate in Operation Christmas Child. No matter how you choose to give back, giving kids the chance to take part in giving is so important.
Christmas Eve At Grandma’s
Something that I’ve been doing since I was a little girl is spending every Christmas Eve at my grandma and grandpa’s house. They always invite all the kids, grandkids, and now great grandkids over for a meal, presents, and family time. It’s neat to be able to catch up with the cousins we only see once or twice a year. And because I know that grandparents won’t always be around, these special days become even more meaningful the older I get.
Stocking Scavenger Hunt
Another activity that the kids look forward to every year is our annual Christmas Stocking scavenger hunt. Mike and I send the kids upstairs and we hide their stockings on the main floor. Then we call in the troops and the hunt begins. They LOVE searching, and giggling sneakily when they find someone else’s stocking. I think they enjoy the hunt as much as they do the goodies inside.
Christmas Day Presents
And finally, we complete our holiday season by celebrating Christmas at home with just our immediate family and an elderly neighbor. The kids get to open their gifts, we sit down to a nice big chicken, dressing, and potatoes lunch, and then we hang out and play the afternoon away.
So tell me, what are your favorite holiday traditions? Want to start a new one this year with LazyOne matching family pajamas?
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