Michelle Howard – - Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author

12 Days Before Christmas



It was so hard finding something to write about. I had a million ideas but found it difficult to settle on one. Finally, I decided to talk about holiday traditions. We all have them. Sometimes they’re small or sometimes elaborate and on a grand scale. For many, traditions are often passed down through the family and it’s wonderful to see and hear about those memories. For others, it’s something special that you started brand new with someone special.

Today, I share a tradition that we have in our family. Every year since my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas together, we added an ornament to the tree. When the kids were little we included the ornaments they wanted to add. Usually, it was something made in school. LOL.

The one that has lasted almost ten years and is a little worse for wear is this little tree made from a toilet paper roll. My oldest made it in pre-kindergarten and it’s the first “kid” ornament we added. Every year I worry that it won’t make it but time after time the little tree makes it to the ornament box safe and sound to await another Christmas. What are some of the things you do in your family? I’d love to hear about them.

I also included a link of the authors who are sharing in the Christmas Hop over the next 12 Days before Christmas





8 thoughts on “12 Days Before Christmas”

  1. J.A.J.A.

    What a great thing to share, Michelle! I guess I think that’s one of the best things about the Holidays–the memories of Christmases past.

    December 12, 2013
  2. Emma Jean hoffmannEmma Jean hoffmann

    That’s a really cool ornament. I share your worry, it is too precious to be loss. You’re exactly right. This is what makes Christmas special. Nice work Michelle.

    December 12, 2013
    • michellehowardwritesmichellehowardwrites

      Thanks Emma. It’s the little things and decorating the tree with handmade ornaments brings it all home

      December 12, 2013
  3. MichelleMichelle

    What a great memory! I have all my kid’s handmade ornaments and every year I have the same worry and hold my breath until I see they all made it.

    December 12, 2013
  4. Jacy OliverJacy Oliver

    I loved decorating the tree as a kid and looking at all the hand made ornaments we had mad from the previous years. My mom was always good to keep them for us. Thanks for sharing that was great.

    December 12, 2013

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