The temperatures are dropping. We are all online shopping. Christmas lights are popping. There is a feeling in the air that means only one thing - 'tis the season! A season filled with magic and joy, good food, better company, and a feeling that only comes once a year. The Holiday Season is a time for traditions new and old, and while this year is a year of firsts for us all, we here at Beddy’s wanted to share some of the holiday traditions we value, in hopes that we might share a tradition you might come to value as well.
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & NEIGHBOR GIFTS
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Every year Betsy goes to Gentry’s parents house the week before Christmas for dinner, games and opening pajamas. The boys and girls always get matching pajamas - and off course they had to be Beddy’s pajamas! If you haven’t tried our pajamas, you are missing out! We have a few styles to choose from, This Cactus Ain’t Prickly, Bolt and our Late Night Pajoggers.
In Stephanie R.'s family, they do a candy countdown to lead up to Christmas. It is a super easy, fun activity to do with the kids! Use cellophane, candy and curly ribbon. Then each night cut one candy off and read a Christmas book or a scripture. These also make great gifts for cousins or neighbors!
Tip: We make two different kids...one with cheddar cheese, ham and sometimes we add onions. And then on the other one we use pepper jack cheese, breakfast sausage and peppers. Feel free to experiment and make it your own!
Ang said “every Christmas Eve, Rudolph always gave our boys a kiss while they were sleeping. You can see his nose kiss mark on each one of their cheeks. Sometimes his kiss even smeared if they turned their head in their sleep (as witnessed above) 😂. The boys always loved getting up in the morning and running to the mirror to see if Rudolph had kissed them in their sleep! Now these boys are all grown up with their own kids for Rudolph to kiss!
At Ang's house, every night mom or dad would hide a candy cane on the tree and the kids would have to find it. Whoever finds the candy cane that night, gets to keep it! Her boys loved this nightly activity too!
If you live in Utah, visiting Temple Square is a must during the holidays, and it's a favorite activity for Kristin's family. And if you don't live in Utah, there's always a local place to go see Christmas lights. So bundle up the family and spend a night together viewing magical Christmas lights in your neighborhood. And it's always best to top off the night with some hot cocoa!
Jenni said every Christmas season her family does a service project. They have made blankets, hygiene kits, Sub-4-Santa, or 12 Days of Christmas. It is such a great way to teach our kiddos what the holiday season is really all about.
Did you know two of our employees are sisters? Yup! Candace and Kristin are and their family does a gingerbread house competition every year. Each immediate family works together to complete their house, and grandma and grandpa are the judges. They use everything from rock candy, cinnamon stick logs, to juicy fruit siding! Last year someone even made a Traeger smoker in the yard (genius!). With Covid restrictions this year, maybe your extended family can't get together, but you can do a gingerbread house competition within your own little family or try hosting a competition via Zoom, Google Hangouts or FaceTime!
When the weather outside is frightful, we of course love to snuggle up with a Beddy's blanket! Beddy's blankets are things sugar plum dreams are made of! They are the perfect weight to keep you cozy and with a 100% cotton sateen exterior, fluffy cloud-like stuffing, and a plush minky interior, you will want to wrap up tight, so "all the way home you'll be warm." Grab a Beddy's blanket and turn on one of your favorite Christmas movies (Freeform does 25 days of Christmas movies, or check out Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix) and enjoy a few hours relaxing with your loved ones!
Ever since Lindsay's kids were little, mom and dad have wrapped up 25 different holiday books. Starting December 1st, have your kids pick one to unwrap each night until Christmas. Curl up next to them in their Beddy's and read the stories that bring holiday joy to your little gems. This is a great way to start the season off right and to help your little ones enjoy the magical season all month long. Be sure to end the night right by zipping them up in their soft, cozy Beddy's.