They are important.
And we have a lot of them.
Every year since the chips were old enough to stand, we started making decorated cut-out sugar cookies a week or so before Christmas.
This year was no different.
Cookie dough was mixed.
Friends came over.
The girl mixed up some gluten/egg/soy/corn/sugar/casein(dairy) free chocolate biscotti for herself.
They shared the only rolling pin, and rolled the dough out in powdered sugar not flour.
Then they got busy.
I love to watch them decorate.
You can tell a lot about a person from how they decorate iced cut out cookies.
His~~practical, lots of icing, and you can tell exactly what they are by how he decorated them.
Hers~~colorful, not quite so much icing, and very much out of the box.
I have found that traditions are not only a comfort, but even in the hardest of times, they make the season seem more special.
What are some of the traditions you do with your family around this time of year?