November 9, 2017 A Whole Lot of Lovely! ** We love hearing about all your holiday traditions both new and old….so many great ideas. Congratulations to Zachary A. and Patricia W! Be sure to check your inbox as we sent a message your way with all the details. Happy Holidays to you all!** Posted in Holiday,Lucia,Make Believe « A Very Merry Make Believe Home is Where the Heart Is » Show Hide 218 comments link to this post Karen Weigle - November 24, 2017 - 2:32 pm When I found out about MJC I felt in love, not only because it is exclusive clothes for girls…but because the nurture that offers to all the girls. Michele - November 18, 2017 - 2:25 am I love to get together with friends and make little handmade gifts for Christmas gifts. Last year we made sugar foot scrub jars, with essential oils such as peppermint and frankincense, and my child’s teachers loved them! It’s fun to make handmade things with love. I also love to figure out how to make new holiday dishes for my child with allergies. I want him to be able to enjoy all the yummy holiday treats without him feeling left out! Tamara Harper-Stancliff - November 15, 2017 - 10:20 pm Making and decorating gingerbread house with our four girls…..Remembering and telling stories of people who are a wonderful part of our lives, but no longer with us. Kansas - November 15, 2017 - 4:30 pm We have always spent Christmas Eve as a family of four with hot cocoa and cookies before bed. The cups and saucers were a baby gift when our first child was born with the suggestion of this sweet tradition. This year we will be a family of 4+1. With the passing of my father this fall we will have Nana here to celebrate with us. Now I just have to find the extra cup and saucer to match the set. Amy Cox - November 14, 2017 - 7:12 pm Every night starting Dec. 1 we read a part of the Christmas story and my dd adds a matching character or animal to a felt advent calendar. We add to it each night and then on Christmas morning we read the whole Christmas story and she finally gets to add Jesus in the manger! This is definately our favorite Christmas tradition. A close second is baking Christmas cookies in our matching MJ aprons on Christmas eve! ??? Nicole H - November 13, 2017 - 1:34 am I love spending time with family. We have favorite events every year like Snacks with Santa and a gingerbread decorating party with friends and family. Zachary A - November 12, 2017 - 9:16 pm I stumbled upon Matilda Jane because of my wife’s love for the brand. My wife and I have been together for 12 years and there’s nothing I love more than seeing her face light up on Christmas. She brings so much joy to everyone else and she deserves nothing more than an amazing Christmas. Each year we spend the night doing things together. She bakes, I cook, and then we snuggle up for dinner and a movie. This year will be her first as a mom so I’m planning on starting a new tradition. I’m going to make sure that my daughter and I bring her breakfast in bed on Christmas morning. I’m even going to try and make her favorite – eggs benedict! For a woman who gives so much of herself to others, she’s constantly focused on me, her students, our daughter, and all of our family and friends, this is the least I can do. I can’t begin to tell you how her face lights up when she opens up a new MJ package for our daughter. It would mean the world to me to be able to wrap up some MJ presents specifically for her. Brittney Scheer - November 12, 2017 - 6:36 pm Christmas is such a special time. I️ try to make Christmas special for my kids like my parents did for me. Christmas morning starts with freshly baked cinnamon rolls, stockings and santa presents! But before we start all of that we read the Christmas Story to remember what Christmas is truly about. Can’t wait to celebrate with my twin daughters and one on the way this Christmas!! Rachel Thomas - November 12, 2017 - 3:59 pm I’ve always loved going to look at Christmas lights! As a child, my family would all load up in the car together and we’d eat sandwiches and chips, play Christmas music, and drive around neighborhood after neighborhood looking at lights. My husband and I have continued this tradition with our kids and they love it, too! We’ve added hot chocolate to the mix and it’s made Casey Coon - November 12, 2017 - 12:50 pm Walking outside with our dogs enjoying the beauty of the season and what we have. Kayla Luker - November 12, 2017 - 8:47 am My favorite holiday festivities include fun Christmas Elf activies in my 2nd grade classroom, baking christmas cookies with my two daughters (age 1 and 2), driving around to look at the Christmas lights, breakfast with Santa, and when my girls wake up on Christmas morning to all of their goodies. Christmas is the most wonderful time of year! Megan Teachworth - November 12, 2017 - 7:40 am My favorite Holiday tradition is that we spend a day at one of the greatest Christmas stores in Michigan called Bronners, we pick out a few hand made ornaments and then we go to tree farm and cut down a ? Christmas Tree! I look forward to doing this every year. Stephanie - November 12, 2017 - 1:54 am We have a family tradition of baking and decorating sugar cookies and I love it ❤️ I also really love spending time with my family for Christmas. My mom makes a wonderful fancy Christmas brunch. So many happy memories! Holly Noles - November 11, 2017 - 10:57 pm My favorite activity is putting up the Christmas tree with my husband and three kids while listening to TobyMac Christmas!! I am also excited to hang up our new stockings to match the ones we purchased last year! ? Lauren Steward - November 11, 2017 - 6:24 pm My fav part of the holiday season is Christmas pjs and the christmas morning breakfast. My grandma has been getting me pajamas for 31 years now. Stephanie Shin - November 11, 2017 - 10:47 am My favorite holiday festivity was always passing out the handmade, cross-stitched pillows my sweet Nana made for the entire family each year. She passed away last night, and it’s tough, but I will cherish those gifts forever! Kaylee Leverett - November 11, 2017 - 9:55 am I love to spend time with family and just enjoy the simple things in life. Sometimes we get so caught up that we forget to do that. We all enjoy baking sugar cookies and then everyone gets to decorate their own. After that, we go caroling to the elder in the community. When we come back, we have homemade hot chocolate. Thank you MJC for the chance to enter such a blessing of a giveaway. This would make my entire year? Faith Kover - November 11, 2017 - 8:04 am From shopping with family members every Black Friday to baking cookies with my kids and hosting a cookie swap with friends and family, I love the holidays! JULIA - November 10, 2017 - 9:39 pm Christmas is our favorite time of the year! This is our 3rd Christmas with our adopted foster babies. We give them each a special ornament each year to start their own collection. My childhood memory is going to Christmas Eve Worship Service and coming home to presents under the tree. We want to continue that joy for our little ones too! Chelsea Bittelmeyer - November 10, 2017 - 9:38 pm Going to our friends house in the neighborhood to sing Christmas carols every year with my mom, dad, sisters and brother Kayla Hall - November 10, 2017 - 9:13 pm My favorite Christmas tradition is spending the whole week of Christmas with family! I love being able to spend time with my family and my spouse’s family! I’m looking forward to Christmas because my daughter is old enough to actually enjoy it now! Liza - November 10, 2017 - 4:47 pm I love the holidays! The best part of the holiday for me is spending time with family and just laughing and enjoying life! Unfortunately this may be my grandpa’s last holiday so we are going to make it extra special for him and have him spend more time with the great grand kids! Amy W - November 10, 2017 - 4:28 pm We love to visit a Christmas store that is way out in the woods that has over 200 decorated trees and let our 3 little girls pick their own ornaments out as keepsakes when the grow up. We go home put their names and the date on the ornaments then we hang them on our tree.? Brandy Pethel - November 10, 2017 - 4:13 pm We love the madness around visiting all the family and eating so much food and then driving around to see Christmas Lights!! Emily Smith - November 10, 2017 - 4:08 pm Attending our town’s Christmas Tree lighting! Last year, our daughter was too little to fully enjoy it but this year we know she is going to love watching the tree light up! Judy Devereaux - November 10, 2017 - 2:56 pm My favorite holiday traditions are the ones haven’t started yet. Yes, that’s right… haven’t started yet. I’m an older mom to 4 year old boy girl twins. I’m 50!!! Although I have 50 years worth of traditions my favorites will be the new ones with my twins. We are just starting inaugural tradition starting moments with the twins. A few things I have in mind is to go to the Walnut Room downtown Chicago with my twins and to go to see the Nutcracker and The Radio City Rockettes. . A few things we have done so far is to see the Real SANTA clause at Woodfield Mall and check out the neighborhood lights around town. And our #1 is to make snow angles in the first snowfall of the year. Amanda Caniff - November 10, 2017 - 12:53 pm So excited for Christmas this year!!! Our family of four is looking forward to decorating our house as well as our Christmas tree too! Last year my little girl was just over 2 months at Christmas time so this year it’s even more exciting to see Christmas through her eyes. My four year old little guy has been talking about Christmas for months so he can hardly contain his excitement every day! Can’t wait to go to the Christmas parade, bake cookies, wear matching pjs, spend time with lots of family and friends, find the elf everyday, and watch all those Christmas movies we love! Love the Christmas season!!! ☃️?❤️ Alison - November 10, 2017 - 12:50 pm My favorite part of the holidays (other than time with my family) is the tradition of picking an ingredient and each family making something with the ingredient. An example is lemon. I made lemon thumb drop cookies, my mom made lemon pie and my sister made lemonade. Then everyone tastes what each family made and the winning family chooses the ingredient for the next year. An example is lemon. I made lemon thumb drop cookies, my mom made lemon pie and my sister made lemonade. Meredith Simpson - November 10, 2017 - 12:49 pm My favorite holiday festivities involve good food and even better company. From cookie baking marathons to Christmas morning pancakes made by grandpa, playing in the kitchen makes for wonderful memories and happy bellies! Kemberly Clay - November 10, 2017 - 11:24 am This year is going to look way different for us! As a military family, we don’t usually get to spend the holidays with our family. However, this year we finally get to go “home” for Christmas and we are so excited!! We always look forward to candlelight service on Christmas Eve, and baking Jesus a birthday cake! Another family tradition is to go to the movies on thanksgiving and Christmas! ❤️ Amanda Bales - November 10, 2017 - 11:13 am My favorite is baking with my little ones. I have four under the age of 6 so it gets a bit wild and messy, but the joy they get from it is priceless. The holidays to me are about spending time with those you love and celebrating the birth of our savior, so I love anything related to that! It really is the best time of the year! Brittany Pfeiffer-Ainsworth - November 10, 2017 - 11:05 am My favorite holiday festivity involves sitting down with my husband in our pjs, munching on milk and cookies, and watching a Christmas movie. Through years of infertility I always dreamed of being able to do this with my future children. Thanks to IVF, this will be our first year with our baby girl, Adeline. I can’t wait to uphold this Christmas tradition with our sweet Adeline. I’d love to be able to snuggle her close in that warm blanket! Courtney - November 10, 2017 - 10:21 am We love celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas and teaching our daughter about it. Also, during the month of December we ride to look at lights every single night. So much fun! It’s been a tradition since she was born! Katie northern - November 10, 2017 - 10:12 am Every Christmas we go downtown to watch santa propel from a very tall city building. My kids know that’s it offically kicks off christmas season because santa clause is coming to town ?? Kerstin Brandemuhl - November 10, 2017 - 9:55 am When I was a young girl, my Step Momma took us to the Nutcracker Ballet every winter. It is one of my favorite memories…..Now, as an adult and a mother, I started this tradition with my oldest daughter a few years ago…..this year I am so excited to include my youngest as well. There is something so Magical about the Nutcracker Ballet! And what little girl doesn’t dream about being a ballerina when she grows up ❤️ Thank you for this amazing giveaway! Allicia Miller - November 10, 2017 - 8:19 am Watching A Christmas Story over and over with my grown kids while I make desserts for family get togethers Casey Mclaughlin - November 10, 2017 - 7:11 am Ahh, there’s just so many, but I love to decorate the tree with my husband, daughter and our dog who just watches;-) and listen to Christmas music, and have Christmas movies playing all night long on the tv. Then we put our daughter to bed and have a little quiet time in front of our tree and the fireplace. I just love being at home this time of year with my family. Amy Balsbaugh - November 10, 2017 - 6:04 am We get together as an extended family for a cookie bake. Each person brings one kind to give everyone else and then we also make several kinds together. Kerry Petryk - November 10, 2017 - 5:44 am One of our favorite parts of Christmas is baking and decorating sugar cookies while we drink hot cocoa and listen to Christmas music! Deanna Gazda - November 10, 2017 - 1:54 am We love visiting Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, AL to see the pretty lights and decorations there. The kids absolutely love it. We also like to drive around and see the houses decorated for Christmas. We no longer live near family so we are finding new traditions to do with our friends. I really miss being around family and old friends on the Holidays. My kids don’t know the difference because they were all born after we moved over 900 miles away! I try to make The Holidays around Christmas special so that my kids can look forward to traditions like I always did. Thank you for this opportunity! Karen H - November 10, 2017 - 12:47 am Baking cookies and sharing them with friend & family! Jessica Y - November 10, 2017 - 12:18 am My favorite holiday festivity is having our annual Christmas dinner with our entire family. This year, we are going to try out a new tradition as we will be having our first Christmas dinner without the 2 most important members of our family. Our grandparents sadly passed away, so to bring a little joy and fun to our dinner, we are going to try to have a tacky sweater party and family game night at our Christmas dinner -which we’ve never done before, so I have a feeling it could get crazy and fun! Even though we will be without our grandparents at Christmas this year, we were blessed with 2 new members of the family this year! My little girl was born in May, and my cousin had a little boy in August! We know our new additions to the family (and hopefully our new traditions as well) will bring us joy in a bittersweet time at our Christmas dinner this year. Diane - November 10, 2017 - 12:15 am Festival of Trees at the Embassy and baking cookies ????? Karen Simpson - November 10, 2017 - 12:00 am A favorite Christmas event that tops my list is choosing and decorating the Christmas tree with my husband and three children. All the decorating is so enjoyable while anticipating the joy of the season! We also take rides to see all the local Christmas lights and decorations in the neighborhoods. A new tradition we will start is “Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.” It could be as simple as leaving encouraging notes in public places (dressing rooms, restrooms, even on cars in the parking lot), giving out blessing bags to the homeless or needy, and handing out candy canes to people as we are out and about. My hope is that my children look at the “holiday” season as a time we should always look for ways to bless others! Crystal Norris - November 9, 2017 - 11:59 pm Santa coming down our street on a fire truck decked out with lights the weekend before Christmas, handing out candy canes is always fun for my two little girls! Jenny McKinney - November 9, 2017 - 11:49 pm Baking with my mom is one of my favorite holiday traditions. As a kid it was a fun activity she would let me help with but now, each year she teaches me a little something new to add my list of cookies/sweets/recipes that she wants me to master. We usually take a whole day about 2 weeks before Christmas and spend it in the kitchen. I’m so thankful to have her here to teach me and will cherish these memories forever and will hopefully pass these recipes and skills down to my own daughter one day. Beth Krebsbach - November 9, 2017 - 11:27 pm Some of my favorite Christmas activities are decorating the tree with my kiddos, baking Christmas cookies, attending Christmas Eve church service, looking at Christmas lights, and watching “A Christmas Carol”. Bree - November 9, 2017 - 11:23 pm This is the best time of year because there is so much family togetherness and love. One of my favorite ways to celebrate is by going through the advent calendar with my kids. It’s fun to help them understand the meaning of Christmas even at such young ages. Amber Black - November 9, 2017 - 11:21 pm Christmas is my favorite time of the year, every person you meet seems to have some magical spark in there eye during this season. Everyone is so happy and greeting, we always get together to see Christmas lights this time of year with our closest family, what other way to enjoy some comfy metilda jane while roasting Smores at the campfire for the holidays? Casey Ellington - November 9, 2017 - 11:21 pm My favorite holiday activity is taking my babies to visit with their Maw & Paw. Making cinnamon rolls for breakfast while we open gifts, and reading all of the christmas stories Kristine Sleeper - November 9, 2017 - 11:20 pm I just love EVERYTHING about the holiday season!! It is always so exciting getting all the decorations out, setting up the tree and that feeling of giving and love just surrounds you!! We blast Christmas music while we decorate the tree! My most favorite tradition that stems from my childhood is baking and decorating cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. It was always just so exciting and special to me. As I got older, I continued the tradition with my nieces and nephews and always set up the best cookie decorating station! Now I do it with my babies and get to share their excitement of getting ready for Santa!! Claire wise - November 9, 2017 - 11:13 pm Love how even though time is flying it seems to slow down around the holidays! Spending time with my family, cutting down our tree and our candle light Christmas Eve service are my favorite parts about Christmas. Arianne Eichner - November 9, 2017 - 11:12 pm I love to bake! The holidays give me the wonderful opportunity to bake and bake and bake some more! I love making reindeer cookie and snowmen candies! It’s always fun to gift them to all my friends and family! Tabitha Mater - November 9, 2017 - 10:53 pm Traditions! Especially the silly ones. We have a lot of goofy jokes and gift giving within friends and family and I’m always excited to see which jokes, and memories will surface at Christmas. Stories that have you laughing so hard you cry. Jenny - November 9, 2017 - 10:43 pm My favorite is surprising my kids one night during December with a trip in the “wintery white truck express” My husband and I put them to bed like usual where they will find a special ticket tucked in their blankets. Instead of going to bed like they think they are, we hop in our decked out car (white truck) where there’s battery operated christmas lights, christmas music blasting, and snacks. We drive around and see as many Christmas lights as we can find. It’s become such a fun tradition and the kids ask when we are going to surprise them now months leading up to December. It’s the little things that make it so much more magical! Lori dana - November 9, 2017 - 10:18 pm I love going to cut down our tree with the whole family. Holly V - November 9, 2017 - 10:14 pm My favorite thing is being HOME for Christmas with my family. There is truly nothing like it <3 <3 <3 Adrienne Meckley - November 9, 2017 - 10:13 pm I love eating cookies next to the tree while watching Christmas movies and driving around looking at lights. Sarah - November 9, 2017 - 10:11 pm My parents always come into town from California for a week, which is amazing! I really look forward to.visiting them and spending time with them. Another favorite thing is driving a couple of blocks away to see our neighbors amazing Christmas light show, which is set to music. I put hot cocoa and marshmsllows in the kids’ Thermoses and we watch it as long as we like. Or until it gets too cold sitting in the car, since we live in Colorado. We also of course do the traditional Christmas church service and Christmas Eve dessert at the in laws. We let all of our kids open a present thst night which is always new pajamas and a movie and they get to watch it together. It’s always fun to see all of the cousins together making memories. Marylynne Walsh - November 9, 2017 - 10:05 pm We love to have a festive Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends! Always use the fine china and feast on an amazing dinner! Then we open a present or play games! Loretta C. - November 9, 2017 - 10:04 pm Giving a gift of new footie pjs to the entire family on Christmas Eve–everyone loves a new pair of footie PJs no matter what age you are!!! Amanda - November 9, 2017 - 10:00 pm Sitting in the dark, after the kids are in bed, enjoying the twinkly lights of the tree. And the quiet, obviously. Sunshine Bourque - November 9, 2017 - 9:59 pm It’s so hard to pinpoint a favorite festivity. I️ love the entire season and all of the family time and love and laughter. But I️ also enjoy the fun of dressing up and going to parties in cute frocks! I️ just love the holidays all around Liz mcintyre - November 9, 2017 - 9:57 pm My favorite holiday tradition has always been waking up early Christmas morning and going to see my grandparents, we enjoyed taking them a little something before we got to open our gifts! this year will be very different since we lost my grandpa earlier this year ? Natalie DeGutis - November 9, 2017 - 9:52 pm Every year our family of four tradition is going to get a new ornament. We each pick one, and sometimes end up picking out a common theme unknowingly! When we get home, we decorate the tree, drink hot cocoa, and watch Christmas movies. We watch a Christmas movie a night from mid November until Christmas. Now that we have become a party of five, we all are looking forward to carrying on the tradition for many years to come ☺️❤️ Jennifer - November 9, 2017 - 9:51 pm My husband and I always kick off the Christmas season by watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation- complete with eggnog- and we laugh at the same parts every year. For our daughter- she gets new pj’s to open on Christmas Eve. Elisa L - November 9, 2017 - 9:44 pm My family travels to Mexico every year to be with my extended family. All of us usually get matching shirts and ring in the New Year dresses alike ;), it’s a great time and I love that my daughter gets to enjoy her whole family and learn of our culture and traditions. Jen Weichle - November 9, 2017 - 9:41 pm Putting up the tree, listening to Christmas music and baking cookies!!! Megan Pickrell - November 9, 2017 - 9:41 pm We visit a local Christmas tree farm each year, and listen to decades old Christmas records while we decorate. It’s so special to keep these traditions as our family has grown!! Rolana Lee - November 9, 2017 - 9:32 pm Slowing down and appreciating the ones we love Megan wesle - November 9, 2017 - 9:31 pm Our favorite festivities is whenever we get to celebrate with my husband. He always seems to work Christmas/Christmas Eve at the fire department, so we really enjoy the time we get with him. This year we are starting a new tradition of each of my kids getting a random gift for a sweet neighbor to surprise them and get in the spirit of giving back. jen Holmes - November 9, 2017 - 9:29 pm We go cut down our own tree and take a special picture in the same sleigh every year. Our daughter was only 1 month old when we took our first picture. It is my favorite memory❤ Jo - November 9, 2017 - 9:14 pm We love drinking hot chocolate and watching holiday movies snuggled together. Nikki S. - November 9, 2017 - 9:08 pm Christmas caroling is my fav!!! Love the new MJ holiday line ❤ Chrystal Patrick - November 9, 2017 - 9:07 pm Putting up the tree with my daughters, while listening to Christmas music, and drinking hot chocolate!! Megan Boser - November 9, 2017 - 9:03 pm What I love most about the Holidays in spending it with the ones I love. The time I make cookies with the kids and don’t care how big of a mess it is. See how much joy it brings them to decorate there own Christmas cookies. Putting the holiday decoration up and seeing there eyes light as we turn on the tree. We visit the Indiana State Museum every year and ride the train and have our pictures taken with Santa. I love the most wonderful time of the year because i have the most wonderful people to spend it with. Pam Wirges - November 9, 2017 - 9:02 pm Next to being with my kids and grandchildren. I love the time spent together when my brothers, sister and myself make our trip to Shipshewana to place grave blankets on our parents graves. To some it may seem sad but the memories we share with each other is comforting as the holidays are always hard for each of us. Emily Lovelady - November 9, 2017 - 8:51 pm My family always goes up to the mountains, our home away from home, and cuts down on own Christmas tree! My husband and I have been together since high school and we have done it almost every year since! We also love driving through our town and looking at all the Christmas displays. I think our very favorite is packing shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child through our church to serve children who may not have Christmas. ?❤️????? Katie Mynard - November 9, 2017 - 8:43 pm Some of my favorite holiday festivities are looking at Christmas lights, singing carols and munching on cookies and peppermint mochas. Allyson Blackwood - November 9, 2017 - 8:38 pm My favorite festivity is doing the Polar express train with my kids. Their faces just light up when they see Santa. We also LOVE to get hot chocolate and drive around our neighborhood and look at Christmas lights. Sarah Longval - November 9, 2017 - 8:34 pm Looking at Christmas lights with my family and decorating our house. We’re going to Mickeys Very Merry Christmas this weekend and that would be a wonderful addition to our annual holiday festivities!! Audrey M - November 9, 2017 - 8:12 pm Gosh, I love everything about the holidays! One of my favorite things we do is getting together with my mom’s side of the family. My grandparents just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! They have 6 children, 17 grandchildren, and way too many great-grand children to even keep count of. We outgrew their home several years ago so now, when we get together, we have to do it at the church gym! ? I love having a big family though, and it’s so fun when we can all get together a few times a year! (And of course the food is A-MAZING!) Lauren Hyatt - November 9, 2017 - 8:10 pm I love holiday baking! It is so much fun to see my friends and family enjoy something I baked out of love for them. Megan Jeffery - November 9, 2017 - 8:06 pm Wow – I am so incredibly excited about this release! I am a 40something mama, had 9 babies and am plus size, so nothing really fit me before. I always said the only thing that would keep me on a diet was the possibility of fitting into MJ. Now, I am not going to give up on that, but am excited to find something that would fit and look so cute! My favorite holiday festivity is throwing a small St. Nicholas party for my kids, nieces and nephews and friends. We eat popcorn and Christmas cookies, drink cider and make ornaments. Every child makes an ornament to take home, but we also ask them to make an extra that is then taken by some of the children to a local nursing home and distributed among the residents while the kids visit with them. I LOVE this little party and all the fun and love that goes into it! Lauren Puckette - November 9, 2017 - 8:02 pm Our family loves to celebrate the spirit of Christmas beginning in November. We love to give back, and this year, are doing a book drive for the NICU babies at our local hospital. Our daughter was a preemie and we love knowing that these little miracles will each receive a few books for their parents to read to them during their NICU stay and enjoy for years to come. One of our favorite family nights during the holidays consists of cookie-decorating and a few of our favorite Christmas movies from our collection! Brittany Dile - November 9, 2017 - 7:54 pm Love spending the extra time with my family during the holiday season!!! Jennifer Hilboldt - November 9, 2017 - 7:49 pm I love taking my kids to the store to pick something out they would like and then having them take it and place it in a toys for tots box. I love teaching them that Christmas is more then getting presents but giving to others and being kind to others. Dana Stromer - November 9, 2017 - 7:42 pm Watching Christmas movies and traditions with my littles ones like putting up the tree and making gingerbread houses! Jana - November 9, 2017 - 7:31 pm I just love that this time of the year is spent with those who mean the most to us! my fav. Festivities are on Christmas Eve with my whole family ❤️ Jessica - November 9, 2017 - 7:24 pm This whole collection is perfect for our large family Christmas gathering all the tonour formal Christmas Eve service at church. Candice Barber - November 9, 2017 - 7:20 pm My favorite holiday festivities are gathering with my family and enjoying a big meal. Getting to catch up with everyone and share what the year has held, reminiscing on times past ? Amanda Paul - November 9, 2017 - 7:20 pm My favorite holiday festivity is decorating the tree with my kids! Amanda Hosch - November 9, 2017 - 7:18 pm One of my favorite holiday festivities is going to North Carolina every year(we live in Georgia) to pick out our family Christmas tree. Last year was our daughter’s first Christmas, so it was really special to have this tradition with her. We go to the tree farm, and actually pick and cut our own tree. I can’t wait to do it this year! Deidre Aadson - November 9, 2017 - 7:04 pm One of our favorite things to do (I have two little girls) is go to our local tea room and have Story Time Tea with Mrs Claus! We sip tea and have finger sandwiches and listen to a story, and we of course wear our MJ! It’s like playing tea, but it’s all real! ? Mary - November 9, 2017 - 6:50 pm Love all of this month’s releases!! My favorite holiday traditions include going to the Southern Christmas Show and Christmas day brunch with my family! Maggie - November 9, 2017 - 6:48 pm Love decorating cookies with my girls, decorating the tree, and celebrating at church. ? Falynn Turley - November 9, 2017 - 6:37 pm Just making a big deal at Christmas is my most favorite memory! Decorating, making cookies and candy, parties with friends and family, spoiling each other with gifts, and being together to celebrate! Annie Daugherty - November 9, 2017 - 6:22 pm I always love family time, but every year a group of girls will get together have dinner and unwind before all of the craziness begins. This year we plan on hitting up Bad Moms Christmas!! Brenda Pluchinsky - November 9, 2017 - 6:16 pm So many favorites if the Holiday season! Family pictures with Santa (wearing MJ of course!); making Christmas cookies, Christmas Eve mass (wearing MJ again!) and snuggling up by the fireplace on a snowy afternoon! Misty Goble - November 9, 2017 - 6:05 pm I love driving around looking at Christmas Lights, It is one one our favorite traditions. Melissa Sams - November 9, 2017 - 6:04 pm My favorite festivity is picking out a tree, decorating it and spending that time with the kids and family 🙂 Another highlight is going to a live nativity or Christmas play to remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Jamie Ray - November 9, 2017 - 5:51 pm My daughter and I️ love to drive around and look at all of the Christmas lights and houses decorated! Alison Franklin - November 9, 2017 - 5:47 pm My favorite holiday festivity is Christmas morning seeing the kids’ faces light up with joy as they round the corner and see what Santa has left for them! It never gets old! Sharon Ku - November 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm We love putting up our Christmas tree and drinking hot chocolate! Brandi Brannon - November 9, 2017 - 5:30 pm We usually host Christmas with my side of the family on Christmas Eve including a deluxe Mexican food buffet, gifts for the kids & a Chinese gift exchange for the adults. We play left, right, center in the afternoon & That evening we all go to the candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church. ? Toni Arnold - November 9, 2017 - 5:29 pm I forgot to mention my favorite holiday festivities. My mom has all the grandkids but on Santa hats and reindeer antlers abs pass out gifts to the rest of us. It is fun to watch them and we all get a kc K out of it, from moms and dads to great uncles. Toni Arnold - November 9, 2017 - 5:26 pm I am unusual as I became interested in MJ’s Women’s line before I started buying MJ clothes for my daughter. It’s an interesting mix of classic, whimsy, feminine and colorful. Thanks for adding it for us Mommas! Heather Rabbitt - November 9, 2017 - 5:24 pm My mom has a big marble table that originally belonged to my great grandmother. It was passed down to my great aunt and then my mother. We have had generations of family members make cookies and our Assyrian bread on this table. We do it every Christmas with recipes from my great great grandma and add a few new ones of our own. Michele - November 9, 2017 - 5:22 pm Making a birthday cake for Baby Jesus w my girls!!!✨?✨ Julie Clancy - November 9, 2017 - 5:22 pm This is an easy one. My favourite time of the holiday season is the extra time I get to spend with my husband and 3 children! <3 Celeste Ford - November 9, 2017 - 5:19 pm Favorite holiday festivities are decorating the Christmas tree with the whole family at my grandparents house, Chris present wrapping with the family, and our church’s candlelight service on Christmas Eve. Natalie - November 9, 2017 - 5:17 pm I love family traditions; going to Christmas Eve church and then on Christmas opening presents as a family followed by breakfast, hanging out together watching Christmas vacation and finally a seafood dinner Ashley - November 9, 2017 - 5:14 pm Both of my children have December birthdays (12/23 and 12/28) and we LOVE the holidays!!! For the last 5 years we’ve had a Gingerbread house birthday party for the kids and their friends and it’s my favorite tradition. My husband and I bake gingerbread every night the week leading up to the party, then assemble all the houses and when the kids arrive on party day they are filled with excitement to coat their houses in as much sugar and candy as possible! Thanks Matilda Jane! Stephanie Houghton - November 9, 2017 - 5:01 pm My absolute favorite holiday festivities are Christmas brunch with family. This was always a tradition we did with my grandma. She is now unable to do it but i carry on the tradition. Unfortunately i have to work Christmas Day this year (I’m a nurse) and that was one of the first things my children asked about missing (besides missing their momma on Christmas Day). But we will definitely be doing it…just on another day this year! Shannon Brewster - November 9, 2017 - 4:46 pm Thank you for asking! Our favorite holiday festivities have always been crafting together and include cookie making. We make cookies most of December and share them with everyone who will have them. My Mom and children always help and it brings us together in the kitchen. Crafting is never complete without a hand made gift by the children to gift to their Grandparents and friends. A favorite is peanut butter & bird seed coated pine cones to hang in the trees for the birds. Chellie - November 9, 2017 - 4:41 pm I love making Christmas cookies and gingerbread men and houses with my kids and their friends. It’s so fun to see them be creative. It’s definitely my favorite festivity. Sarah Dent - November 9, 2017 - 4:38 pm I have a few favorites! First our Thanksgiving dinner feast at our church! We all get together and bring a dish and enjoy all the amazing recipes from different families and generations ! Second Xmas morning I always make breakfast casserole and my mom makes homemade cinnamon rolls and my three girls, husband, my mom and his parents all eat before the craziness of gift opening can begin! It’s a rule, EAT FIRST!!!! Kirby Montgomery - November 9, 2017 - 4:38 pm My favorite holiday festivity is taking my daughters to the Nutcracker Ballet, a favorite yearly tradition!! Adrianne Rouleau - November 9, 2017 - 4:37 pm We love Christmas! It’s our favorite time of the year! Some of our favorites include, baking Christmas cookies, driving around listening to Christmas music, sipping hot cocoa and looking at Christmas lights, spending time with family and remembering what the holiday is all about ❤️ Courtney Simon - November 9, 2017 - 4:36 pm We live in Florida so it doesn’t get very chilly here, but we love to go to the Gaylord and see ICE! My children LOVE it! Afterwards we get hot chocolate and make gingerbread houses! Brings a little bit of winter to a warm state ? Sara Edwards - November 9, 2017 - 4:34 pm Matilda Jane…..y’all are hitting it out of the park this season!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the releases and, if I were rich and famous, I would purchase all of the MJ in all of the sizes for my girls!!! This Holiday season we are in our first home as a family of five and we have decided to celebrate that by waking up at home this year!! We are all so excited about driving around and looking at Christmas lights, cutting down our Christmas tree and just being together as a family!! Pam Lee - November 9, 2017 - 4:32 pm I love attending my hometown Christmas Parade. It is held at night and all of the floats are lit up so magically. After the parade, we all go over to the high school for a soup supper and auction to benefit our Veteran’s Museum. It is such a fun night. Jessica Guiney - November 9, 2017 - 4:29 pm I have only recently decovered Matilda Jane clothing and it was love at first sight. I wish I could buy all the pices for myself and My 2 year old daughter. ❤❤❤ Some of our favorite holiday festivities would have to be just gathering with friends and family. The simple things that we seem to not make time for during the rest of the year because everyone has there own busy life happening. A cookie exchange is a new favorite we started doing last year with my daughter’s playgroup. Mechele - November 9, 2017 - 4:29 pm My favorite holiday festivities are getting together with family over the holidays to share and spend time together. We eat dinner, open presents and see Christmas lights! Holly - November 9, 2017 - 4:24 pm Taking my 3 girls to see the Nutcracker ❤️ Kristen - November 9, 2017 - 4:23 pm My most favorite holiday festivity is the holiday themed theater show my family goes too. A couple years ago my dad died the 1st weekend of December so every Dec since then to help me find/feel some holiday cheer during that time, I take my immediate family (husband & children) to a holiday themed theater show. The play itself always changes but we always go the 1st weekend of December because it helps me not be so sad around that sad time & to make new, happy memories instead. <3 Jennie - November 9, 2017 - 4:23 pm I LOVE Christmas Eve…complete with a candle light church service and then family get together at my baby brother’s house with great food, lots of laughs and a visit from Santa Pops!!!!!!!! Lindsay Jones - November 9, 2017 - 4:22 pm We have many holiday traditions, but one of our favorites is driving downtown to mail our letters to Santa in the special mailbox and see the giant Christmas tree, then getting hot chocolate afterwards. Simple, but our kids look forward to it each year! Heather - November 9, 2017 - 4:22 pm Cookie Bake with my family! Such a great time making Christmas cookies and candies! Melanie Peterson - November 9, 2017 - 4:22 pm One of my favorite holiday traditions is hosting my husbands work staff and their spouses at our home for a christmas party. Heather Baxter - November 9, 2017 - 4:22 pm Our favorite holiday festivities include shopping and packing for our Operation Christmas Child boxes and later sipping on hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course) and watching our favorite Christmas movies. Selina Kilgore - November 9, 2017 - 4:20 pm I love the holiday movie watching with the kids. Their cackles at Home Alone or Elf all while snuggled up together on the couch is the BEST! Annette Harvey - November 9, 2017 - 4:20 pm Each year our family (grandparents, cousins, etc!) gather together and go to a tree farm near my parents house. We all walk the farm (Starbucks peppermint mocha in hand!) until we each find the perfect tree for our homes and all of the men literally saw them down with a hand saw. After our traditional hayride we head to my parents house and my sister and I help my mom decorate her tree and then we all eat dinner together before heading home to start decorating our own trees. It’s one of my absolute favorite days of the year – maybe even more than Christmas itself! Holidays with family are the best! 🙂 Faun Crenshaw - November 9, 2017 - 4:14 pm A Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt is a tradition adopted by my little family unit. We start out at Chick fil A, grab a milkshake to-go, and take off around the neighborhood checking out Easy and Unique outside Christmas Decor from our checklist. We are usually looking for the Grinch, Rudolph, oversized Candy Canes, and much more fun! Sarah Driscoll - November 9, 2017 - 4:14 pm My favorite holiday tradition is seeing a live nativity and cutting down our family Christmas tree. That is when if feels like Christmas! Janelle deaton - November 9, 2017 - 4:11 pm I love, love, love decorating for Christmas…caroling, shopping and spending time with family. Christmas is the most magical season…catching my honey under the mistletoe is pretty exciting too ? Hellon McWilliams - November 9, 2017 - 4:10 pm Christmas isn’t complete unless you have had my momma’s chili. Chirstmas wasn’t complete for my momma until she had her momma’s chili… etc… my whole family gets together on Christmas Eve to share in one another’s company over a delicious bowl of chili. It’s not about the presents or the stuff… it is merely the joy of being together over a nice meal. Many wonderful memories have been made and cherished… especially as we lose (and gain) loved ones! Marybeth M - November 9, 2017 - 4:08 pm Taking my daughter to the Christmas tree festival and meeting with Santa! Linda F Buchanan - November 9, 2017 - 4:03 pm My favorite Christmas festivities are all centered around being with family. On Christmas Eve, grandchildren opening gifts, everyone opening stocking gifts, good food, fun & wonder! Spending Christmas Day with my entire family. Remembering Christ is why we have Christmas! Betsy McMahon - November 9, 2017 - 4:01 pm While most of my favorite holiday festivities include the kids and family; another tradition my amazing group of girlfriends started 6 years ago was an annual ornament exchange dinner. With all the craziness and busy schedules the holidays bring, it’s so nice to take a night off to relax, catch up with the girls and take home a memorable ornament you will put on the tree each year! ? Erin - November 9, 2017 - 3:58 pm We love to do the holiday lights at our local arboretum. It’s a great family outing. Kimberly - November 9, 2017 - 3:57 pm My love seeing The Nutcracker each year. I studied ballet as a child and performed in The Nutcracker. After I stopped dancing, I started attending The Nutcracker each year out of tradition. 24 years later, I still go each year and now I have my daughter come with me ? Amanda Byron - November 9, 2017 - 3:56 pm I absolutely love watching A Muppet Christmas Carol. It was something we always did as a family, then we did it as a couple, and now my toddler loves it. It just makes us feel all warm and fuzzy and festive inside! Tiffany Morrow - November 9, 2017 - 3:54 pm Christmas!! Heather Evans - November 9, 2017 - 3:53 pm My favorite holiday festivity is a Christmas tradition started with our cousins years ago. We have a hot dog dinner and we bundle the kids up and go out to a local Christmas shoppe for them to pick their ornament for the year. It’s a sweet and simple time we look forward to each year! Danielle Smith - November 9, 2017 - 3:51 pm Baking Marielle Webster - November 9, 2017 - 3:49 pm I just love this new women’s collection. Just beautiful. During the holiday season I love spending time with our family. I also love creating new traditions with my son. Our favorite tradition is eating candy canes while going on a tour of our town’s light shows! Maggie - November 9, 2017 - 3:48 pm My favorite absolute favorite moment of the Christmas season is making coffee on Christmas morning, right before the magic starts. All the anticipation and preparation peak when I hear my kids’ voices and footsteps coming down the hallway, and their squeals of delight followed by Christmas breakfast leave me so content and peaceful. The absolute best. Jacquelyn - November 9, 2017 - 3:47 pm I love sipping hot cider and looking a Christmas lights with family and friends. I can’t wait to wear these pieces this holiday season! Every piece is adorable! Terrah oldham - November 9, 2017 - 3:38 pm One of Our favortie family festivities is driving our car around candy cane lane. All the houses are lit up and something we look forward to each and every year since I was a little girl. We will be wearing our mj Jammie’s this year ❤️ Katie Martin - November 9, 2017 - 3:38 pm I love watching Christmas movies around the tree with my family! Erin J - November 9, 2017 - 3:38 pm My favorite holiday festivity is baking cookies with my family! My grandma started this tradition when I was small and we have continued it with my children! I love making a variety of cookies, sharing them all with family and friends during all our different celebrations! Kayla Costigliola - November 9, 2017 - 3:37 pm My favorite holiday festivity is putting up our tree. I love seeing the excitement on the kids faces and watching them unwrap each ornament. Hot cocoa and cookies make for a perfect evening watching the Polar Express sitting by the tree! Carrie - November 9, 2017 - 3:37 pm I love all the annual holiday traditional that are so important to my girls: decorating for Christmas, attending church, Christmas at the zoo, visiting family, and baking cookies! Christina - November 9, 2017 - 3:34 pm I love taking my family to our community Christmas parade! Tiffany Morrow - November 9, 2017 - 3:33 pm I love Christmas! Watching my babies sweet faces when they see the tree and feel the magic on Christmas Eve then again on Christmas morn, brightens my heart all year long!! Kali DeWine - November 9, 2017 - 3:32 pm My favorite holiday thing is the first night the Christmas tree is all decoratedand the kids have gone to bed I curl up on the couch with hot tea and just enjoy the smell of the real tree and the beautiful twinkling lights. It’s my calm before all the rush and business. Paris - November 9, 2017 - 3:31 pm My husband’s family has a fun tradition that we do every year on Christmas Eve at their house. After opening gifts from everyone, the kids all get their toys open and playing together, and my father in law hands out an envelope to each adult. Each envelope has about $40-$50 worth of various lottery tickets – a couple of the $1/$2 cards, usually one or two of the bigger, more expensive cards, etc. But he buys enough for each envelope to have the same amount of cards, then we get a coin and see if we won ? The most I’ve won yet is $50 total – last year my brother in law won $1,000 on one of his cards! ? Karen Ray - November 9, 2017 - 3:29 pm Light up Mount Dora, decorating the tree and holiday boating (we are in Florida) as well as making holiday cookies for our neighbors Alison Park - November 9, 2017 - 3:27 pm Love turning on hallmark channel day to night and just watching Christmas movies, decorating, making cookies and gingerbread houses. Christmas is magical Autumn McCartney - November 9, 2017 - 3:27 pm Love so many of our traditions, but looking forward to decorating. Mallory - November 9, 2017 - 3:24 pm Every year we take our kiddos to see a local jazz trio play the Charlie Brown Christmas album. It’s my favorite Christmas tradition! Kimberly M - November 9, 2017 - 3:24 pm our Favorite holiday festivities are family dinners , looking at Christmas lights , cookie baking , Christmas town at Busch gardens , Christmas movie nights and the many other frstivities that we can do together . Shireen Eldridge - November 9, 2017 - 3:22 pm Besides making new traditions with my little family, I love the Christmas party my friends and I do called our favorite things party! We each bring 3 of one of our favorite things ($10 or under) and exchange them and go home with 3 new favorites from other friends! It is always fun to see what others love and a great time together with girlfriends! It has becoming our new Christmas tradition! Emily - November 9, 2017 - 3:19 pm My favorite festivity is putting up our Christmas tree with our kids.. we use the ornaments that their great grandmother made when I was a little kid!! Meredith Caudle - November 9, 2017 - 3:18 pm One of my favorite festivities for Christmas is the scavenger hunt we do with our kids on Christmas morning. Each clue has a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, and the final clue leads them to the baby Jesus from our nativity scene. Carla Lagarde - November 9, 2017 - 3:16 pm One of my favorite festivities is Christmas morning, enjoying my kids taking turns handing out gifts. We have hot chocolate and mimosas and coffee and savor the time together! Sabrina - November 9, 2017 - 3:15 pm My family loves watching all the holiday classics (Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown) in our Christmas pajamas in front of the fireplace!! Cherita Murray - November 9, 2017 - 3:14 pm Our family tradition is to go to Opry Mills in Nashville. We visit Santa at his workshop(Bass Pro Shop), go to ICE and walk around Opryland hotel & look at Christmas lights!!!! My favorite time of the year spent with my family. Chelsey Prather - November 9, 2017 - 3:11 pm There is nothing better then getting together with family and planning some good ol board games. Sorry, uno, Candy Land, etc. Who doesn’t want to be a kid again Elizabeth Williams - November 9, 2017 - 3:10 pm We absolutely love driving around looking at Christmas lights with hot chocolate while singing christmas songs at the top of our lungs!! 🙂 Allison Sell - November 9, 2017 - 3:10 pm My favorite is the My Miracle Sweater! I love the back! Laura berens - November 9, 2017 - 3:08 pm Love taking my little one to see Santa and love our Christmas Eve tradition of doing homemade Mexican food with all of the family! Lisa - November 9, 2017 - 3:08 pm Christmas Eve church service – Silent Night by candlelight! Jamie Ledford - November 9, 2017 - 3:06 pm Getting together with family who live out of state. Catching up with what is happening in our lives and just enjoying togetherness! Judy Liaw - November 9, 2017 - 3:05 pm Taking lots of pictures and turning them into photo books afterwards. Emily - November 9, 2017 - 3:04 pm I love watching Christmas movies and snuggling up on the couch with the kiddos and a bowl of popcorn (and hot cocoa, too, of course!). Kaitlin Dotzler - November 9, 2017 - 3:01 pm I️ love all of the family time! Seeing people we don’t get to see often is the best. Becca - November 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm My absolute favorite thing is Christmas Eve. We keep the kids up a little later to watch The Polar Express by the light of the Christmas tree and make s’mores in the fireplace! Erica - November 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm Making gingerbread houses!!! Amy Smith - November 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm I love making Christmas cookies and watching White Christmas with my mom. My daughter’s love decorating the cookies with us. We make a whole day out of it and it will always be one of my favorite Christmas festivities! Christa - November 9, 2017 - 2:59 pm Baking up goodies with my little girl to pass around to friends and family is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Patricia - November 9, 2017 - 2:57 pm My favorite holiday festivities is Christmas Eve with my sweet little family of 5. We first make Christmas cookies and then attend our church candlelight service . Afterward we come home to a dinner together followed with opening presents. I love to watch the joy on my Children’s faces as they proudly decorate their cookies and anxiously open their gifts. But my favorite part is time set aside to remember our Lord and Savior who is the reason for us celebrating Christmas. Thank you Matilda Jane for helping our sweet girls look so festive during the holidays. It always brings me great joy! Elissa Tackett - November 9, 2017 - 2:57 pm I love doing the little things with my children during the holidays that make the season so magical: advent calendars, decorating cookies, Elf on the Shelf, ice skating with hot chocolate afterward and of course visiting Santa. Kena Updike - November 9, 2017 - 2:56 pm Making gingerbread houses, taking a trip to the “North Pole”, and spending lots of time with family and friends. It’s such a wonderful time of year! Heather - November 9, 2017 - 2:54 pm Watching my kids in the Children’s Christmas Program at church! Melissa Passage - November 9, 2017 - 2:54 pm This year my family is going to a Christmas’s brunch with Santa at the Kentucky Castle. We can’t wait to start a new tradition! Felicia Ward - November 9, 2017 - 2:53 pm My favorite festivities are baking treats with my girls, making snow angels and hot chocolate with Christmas Carols for the family! It’s our favorite time of the year!!! Cherain Good - November 9, 2017 - 2:52 pm My Favorite holiday festivities begin when the schedule of all of the classic children’s movies comes out. I love to share Charlie brown, Rudolph, The Grinch to name a few with my daughters. The best part is making apple cider and sharing a few cups as we watch. Melissa Simpkins - November 9, 2017 - 2:51 pm Favorite holiday tradition is going to the nutcracker with my girls! Rachel Money - November 9, 2017 - 2:51 pm My dad and I have a standing tradition to take time off before Christmas and binge watch Harry Potter movies. I love being able to spend time with him and have him over with me and my kids! Travis - November 9, 2017 - 2:51 pm Love these prints! Leah D - November 9, 2017 - 2:50 pm We typically have 3 straight days of celebrating with all our family at Christmas time, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! We love spending time with everyone – our family is very large and we don’t get to see everyone as often as we’d like! From catching up, awesome food, games and fun it’s something we always look forward to!! Mary Gabbard - November 9, 2017 - 2:50 pm Taking the four kiddos to see Santa and to see the magic of Christmas in their eyes. Moments that will last a lifetime! Amanda Taylor - November 9, 2017 - 2:50 pm My very favorite activities during the holiday season is of course celebrating with friends and family. But more importantly the reason for the season, attending our children’s Christmas program and Adult Program with the very most important people in my life; my immediate family. Very important to me that my children remember the reason for the season all year through! Christina - November 9, 2017 - 2:48 pm Enjoying time with family and Christmas light displays Sarah Conlon - November 9, 2017 - 2:47 pm Decorating the tree with the kids and finding all the sentimental ornaments we have gathered over the years from all our vacations and the ones the kids made. I can’t wait to put ours up this year with the new ornaments you offered this year! Molly Anguish - November 9, 2017 - 2:46 pm Love this collection!! My favorite holiday festivities are making cookies with my daughter, looking at Christmas lights around town with my kids and husband, watching Christmas movies, and (of course!) seeing my babies’ eyes light up with they see what Santa brought them. We love the holiday season! Money is tighter this year, so I’d love to win! Rachel Elam - November 9, 2017 - 2:45 pm We have 4 kiddos under the age of 6, so we absolutely love going to look at Christmas lights as a family. We load up the car, everyone gets hot chocolate, and we listen to our favorite Christmas songs. We look forward to it every year! Katie Yoder - November 9, 2017 - 2:42 pm So many fun things around the holidays! My favorite is the candlelight Christmas Eve service with family! ❤️? Angela Sedgwick - November 9, 2017 - 2:42 pm We love to go and drive around looking at Christmas lights. My kiddos favorite thing to do is build gingerbread houses. My favorite is going to my kids Christmas concerts. Sharon Strait - November 9, 2017 - 2:42 pm Telling my children the story of Jesus Christ’s birth!!!❤️ Cheri - November 9, 2017 - 2:41 pm What a great giveaway! I love so much about the holiday season…making and choosing gifts, decorating cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, and especially attending the Concordia Christmas concert whenever possible! Melissa Verboon - November 9, 2017 - 2:41 pm Our favorote festivities around Christmas is cookie decorating with the kids. Its a tradition we started when they were little and will keep as long as we can 😉 Katie northern - November 9, 2017 - 2:40 pm I started buying Matilda Jane for my little girl two years ago when she was a baby. My first women’s piece was a couple months after that. I instantly feel in love. It was so soft and comfortable. I felt great. As as a mother of three, that isn’t always something that comes easy for me. I have told my husband that I may look the same in Matilda Jane as I do any other clothing but it’s the way that Matilda Jane makes me feel that keeps me coming back for more every release. So thank you for providing confidence and style to your women’s line. I love this release because of the classic black pieces but also traditional red and green. The jackets and dresses are my favorite! Oh and th sandy pants- I love those! I would be estatic to own more Matilda Jane women pieces. Jessica H. - November 9, 2017 - 2:40 pm Oh goodness, this would be amazing!! I have so many favorite holiday festivities – baking cookies, decorating the tree, shopping for local charities, caroling with our church, and of course our annual parade of lights and Christmas program. All of these are so special because it’s time spent making memories with my girls! Erin - November 9, 2017 - 2:38 pm Every Christmas I love driving around looking at the lights, drinking hot chocolate and watching holiday specials on tv! Maggie G. - November 9, 2017 - 2:38 pm Christmas is my time favorite of the year! My husband and I have been married 5 years now and are starting our own traditions with our girls that include going to Christmas Eve church service and then making hot chocolate and riding around town to look at Christmas lights, after that we head home to put out cookies and milk for Santa and read “The Night before Christmas”. It’s such a busy time of year with so many festivities, but this is by far my favorite! Tiffany Morris - November 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm I love to celebrate the true meaning behind Christmas & spend time with family. The icing on the cake is seeing my 2 daughters’ eyes light up on Christmas morning. Casey Gardner - November 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm I love taking time during the holidays to just slow down for a moment and visit with family and make memories with them. Lindsey Matlock - November 9, 2017 - 2:35 pm My favorite holiday activity is on Christmas Eve. My children and I make homemade pizza (and of course cookies). From rolling out the dough to grating the cheese each of my 4 children has a job that completes the task! Having 3 boys, I never thought such precious memories would be made in the kitchen! Janice L Monaghan - November 9, 2017 - 2:34 pm Some of our favorite holiday festivities include driving around looking at pretty Christmas lights, baking sugar cookies to decorate and watching a Charlie Brown Christmas! Trisha Manthei - November 9, 2017 - 2:33 pm Baking cookies and holiday treats with my kids and mom!! Margaret - November 9, 2017 - 2:33 pm My favorite holiday activities have changed since having kiddos. I love starting new traditions and seeing old traditions through their eyes! We love tree lightings, holiday lights at the zoo, seeing Santa, and of course our huge family party Christmas Eve, followed by a quiet Christmas morning with just us ❤️ Melinda smith - November 9, 2017 - 2:32 pm Getting together with family And friends . Amy Brooks - November 9, 2017 - 2:31 pm Being 5 hours away from family, my new favorite holiday festivity is going home to see family—parents, in-laws, nieces, nephews, siblings, all of them! Ruth Raisanen - November 9, 2017 - 2:31 pm Family Christmas parties are the best!!! Nicole Jennings - November 9, 2017 - 2:31 pm Baking cookies for santa with my kids!