I started this blog series last Christmas and I am incredibly excited to host this series again for 2014. Last year, I had some of my closest family and friends write guest posts for me. This year I have made some fellow blogging friends and they will be sharing their favorite family Christmas traditions with all of you!
Today, Victoria of Sincerely, Victoria is sharing one of her favorite Christmas traditions:
My name is Victoria Harrison and I am the author of a new blog called Sincerely, Victoria! I write about my life, my friends and the Father. Please check me out!
Meagan asked for a guest post on favorite Christmas memories and traditions, and seeing as Christmas is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE, I jumped all over the opportunity. This is my first guest post, so please bear with me!
Growing up, my mother always put emphasis on family trips and getting to see the world around me. That coupled with her love of history and being less than two hours away from Asheville meant we spent many a weekend and holiday season at the Biltmore House.
Every Sunday before Christmas for as long as I can remember, my family and I get dressed up and go eat brunch at the Deerpark Restaurant in Biltmore. The restaurant is an old barn with dark wood floors, dim lighting and all glass walls. It is completely gorgeous. The place settings are always perfect and the food is divine. From Belgian waffles to a carving station to French toast to custom omelets to a dessert buffet, you leave with your pants much tighter than they were when you walked in.
But beyond the food, Deerpark Restaurant and Biltmore hold a special place in my heart. When I think of Biltmore and our Christmas traditions, so many fond memories come to mind. Biltmore is the place I spend time with my brother and his family when they come home on leave for Christmas. Biltmore is the place where I meet up with a best friend who moved away in middle school after our Christmas brunch. Biltmore is where my mother and I drove around in the snow by ourselves because everyone else had cancelled their reservations. And Biltmore will be where I start new traditions with my future family.