Sharing Traditions #1: Sarah

I love the month of December because of the anticipation that it holds; everyone is dreaming of Christmas lights and cinematic Christmas memories.  As much as we all look forward to new memories, we also use this time to remember our old traditions. Another magical part of Christmas is learning how other people celebrate it:  candy in a child's shoes, Christmas PJs for Christmas Eve, making stockings to hang, decorating cookies, caroling, serving and decorating the whole house.  Because I love learning about how others celebrate Christmas, I have decided to start a new series called "Sharing Traditions".  I have 6 friends and members of my family, who I love, lined up to share a beloved family tradition or memory with all of you on my blog in the month of December.

The first person I am going to introduce to you all is my sweet, little sister-in-law, Sarah.  She is a lovely 13 year old who I've enjoyed getting to know over the past couple of years.  If you get a chance, check out her blog, LifeHappensDeal!

Christmas, a time when memories are made and traditions are born. No matter what you believe, Christmas is going to affect you in one way or another. For me, Christmas is a time where tradition makes unforgettable events that I like to call memories. 

My favorite Christmas tradition is The Annual Palmer Paper Wad Fight. After we open our gifts, well more like after the first one is opened, we make the wrapping paper into balls and begin a war. Christmas boxes and bags are looked down on in my house. Last year I decided that I wanted to take our epic battle to the next level. In order to do that I saved up money and bought my brothers and myself Nerf guns. I of course kept mine so that I could get the first shots in. We chased each other out into the garage. Our fun didn’t stop at breakfast like it usually does, it lasted all day. We would ambush each other when walking out of rooms, no-one was safe. My family has carried this tradition since my dad was a kid and we don’t intend on giving it up anytime soon.