First of all we cut down trees to hang up in our houses...which is kinda random when you think about it and might be frowned upon at any other time of the year or any other type of tree...BUT non the less is very exciting to participate in!
One of my favorite random traditions is the gingerbread house. Decorating a cookie house COVERED in candy that I do not plan on taking ONE bite out of! Ha.
It is fun to look at but never tastes great. This year in particular I made a poor judgement. In going out to purchase a gingerbread house I was looking for a bargain of course. I found a house on sale for $7.99!!! Well this is a deal as they can cost $11 or $12 at some stores. So I purchased the $7.99 one and was proud of my good deal until I opened the box realizing that this gingerbread in particular smelt as though it could be 7 years old!! It literally smelt like cardboard and not a pinch of gingerbread! I don't normally plan on eating them anyway but I would not mind a nice smell while I work on building it!! I had a great time building it of course,minus the cardboard smell and icing that was like caulking!! This house is never going to break. But I must admit it still looks cute and inviting :D
As for my luck the new years gingerbread houses went on sale at the grocery store for $9.99 the next day almost. Next year I might spend the extra $2!
Even though some of these traditions seem kind of silly, I love taking part in them. It is such a fun time of the year and there is much to celebrate and be grateful for!