Christmas at the farm is officially open! We hope you’ve had a great time meeting Santa, viewing our Christmas lights, and getting your Nice List Certificate. Come back and ride the Christmas ponies and mail off your letter to Santa. It takes time to write a letter to the big guy; you’ve got to make sure you’re asking for exactly what you want!
If you’ve been following our blog over the past few weeks, you know that we’ve been sharing our holiday traditions in hopes to spark new ideas for growing families, or bring back merry memories for others. To continue this holiday fun, we’re going to share a few more stories with you before Christmas is finally here! But don’t forget to come to Copper Creek Farm and make your own memories with us.
“Growing up, my favorite holiday memory was when we would decorate our tree. We would have an elaborate Christmas day planned out, doing all kinds of holiday activities. Sometimes we’d even make a weekend out of it. There’s always all kinds of holiday activities going on; parades, holiday shows, light shows, things like that. My family would plan to go see different things like that and then we’d come home and my mom would make her famous hot chocolate. We’d all get a nice, big cup of that and pile into the car. Dad would drive us around for an hour or so to look at Christmas lights, and he’d turn up the Christmas music until we almost couldn’t hear ourselves singing. Of course, we’d all sing along and enjoy the different holiday scenes, and then we’d head home. Once we got there, my dad would get the tree out and start setting it up. We’d go put on more Christmas music and we’d dance around the tree, decorating it and just enjoying each other’s company. I loved when we’d get to do that, even as I got older. It was my favorite family/holiday memory. I hope to someday do the same thing with my kids.”
“Every year for Christmas, we’d go to my Nana’s house and have our holiday meal with the entire family, which sometimes meant 20-30 people between all the cousins and aunts and uncles. Then we’d have our traditional white elephant party, and boy, some of the gifts given during that were scandalous! That’s just my family though, they’re great. Then we’d exchange our actual gifts and of course, my dad and uncles would end up watching football and falling asleep after eating so much food. It was all very low key, and it’d be the same thing every year, but it was always so nice because my family is so close and sometimes, it’d be the only time we get to see some of them. But every year, we’d all be there to spend a little time together. In fact, I’ll be heading that way in a few weeks!”