Ahh, Christmas in Florida. That seems to be almost every Midwesterner’s dream. I know it was mine when I was a teen.
Christmas time brings such joy, happiness and fond memories. Growing up in the great Midwest, I had my share of snow on and around Christmas. However, after I moved to Florida about ten years ago, getting into the Christmas spirit was a difficult transition. Yes, I know the true meaning of Christmas isn’t about snow or presents. However, to me, a Florida Christmas just isn’t the same as one in the Midwest (or pretty much anywhere else with snow)! Sure, the weather is awesome this time of year, but it just isn’t the same putting lights around a palm tree instead of a snowy evergreen. Singing that you are “dreaming of a white Christmas” just seems silly.
The first picture in this post shows my kids playing with “snow” aka packaging peanuts (which were not fun to clean up). That’s as close as we come to snow in south Florida! My children have never experienced a white Christmas (or even seen snow), but I am hoping to change that soon. Until then, we decorate palm trees and get into the Christmas spirit the best way we know how: with music, decorations, Christmas books, family traditions and advent wreaths! How do you celebrate Christmas? I would love to hear your family traditions below.