What Are Your Favorite Holiday Memories?

When i was younger I awoke before the rest of the family on Christmas morning. I wouldn't snoop in the presents, or even sneak a cookie from the kitchen. Instead, I would curl up on the sofa under a blanket and stare at the tree. Those twinkly lights held a magical power over me and it's still a tradition I carry on today, but that's not my favorite holiday memory!

For many, the holidays are a great time for tradition. The memories can be in gift giving, providing service for others, or small things that are made in your own home. They can also be a time of big events such as marriage proposals, babies and new love.

If you had to choose your favorite holiday memory, what would it be? In my own home my favorite memory is one my husband and I can revisit every year. Our first year of marriage we snapped a polaroid of us kissing. Each year it's my favorite thing to pull out of the box of ornaments and place on the tree. It's often the last thing out of the box because of its shape and because deep down I'm a total sentimental girl, it makes me all teary eyed and I'm thankful all over again for all the memories we've made along the way.

Share your own holiday memories, traditions and heart warming moments in the comments below!

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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