These sort of memories and smells and feelings are engrained in me from holiday traditions. Now that I have my own family, I want them to have these sort of memories as well. I find that merging my own traditions with my husband's has created a really fun season for us. With Lincoln being 2 and Layla being 1, this year is finally a year that he gets it and can join in on many of our traditions.
My all-time favorite tradition that we started when Lincoln was first born has been Christmas or holiday jammies. I absolutely love getting all cozy and weirdly enough my children love clothing so it's a gift that keeps on giving because they wear the jammies all season long. I love taking a family photo in them as well (doesn't even have to be fancy). The photos are amazing time-lapses into our life over the years.