Christmas traditions a guest post by Ashley from The shine project

The start of the Festive season is here, i would like to welcome Ashley from the shine project who is going to share her christmas traditions with you.
Head over to Ashley’s blog to see some of my christmas traditions.

Happy Holidays guys!

I’m Ashley from The Shine Project. I’m so excited to be doing a blog swap with sweet Ella today.

I happen to turn into a little Christmas elf freak around this time of the year.

I l.o.v.e. everything about it.

But mostly, I love being with my family and spreading love to others.

I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas traditions with you.


Every year since I can remember, we have a huge Christmas Eve dinner

with my entire family at my parents house.

We open presents from my dad’s side,

and every year my grandma gets us PJs.

When Mike and I got married, we thought it would be fun to have our own

PJ exchange. So on Christmas Eve, we get in our new jammies,

and watch The Christmas Story on PBS all night long.

It happens to be one of my favorite things.

Especially when it ends in a giant family sleepover.

This year, our PJs will be the only thing we are giving to each other.

We’ve decided to do Christmas for two families

who otherwise wouldn’t have it.

I’ve honestly never been so excited to give gifts in my life like I am this year.

Christmas is so much more meaningful when we remember what it’s all about.

And it’s about Christ.

And love.

And giving.


Merry Christmas friends!

Come tell me your Christmas traditions over HERE!

And check out handmade holiday ideas on my blog HERE!



  1. December 3, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    How fun! We get PJ's too every year. And then we read "the night before Christmas" and Luke 2 and go look at lights and sing carols with hot chocolate 🙂

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