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The holidays have always been near and dear to me. There are traditions from my childhood that I treasure to this day, and I always wanted to keep that magic alive for my family too. It’s the little things like a menu for Christmas brunch that make those memories to last a lifetime.
One of my favorite holiday traditions include spending Christmas Eve with my husband’s side of the family. We’ve done this every year with our kids, and now my oldest can start traditions with his daughter.
Other traditions from my children growing up include coming home Christmas Eve, and opening a present, which was always a pair of pajamas to take Christmas morning photos in. Of course, I always had to sneak an extra gift in there, like a toy or something fun!
How to plan a simple menu for Christmas brunch
We no longer have little ones running around the house on Christmas morning, but there are still traditions that we can keep alive, like our simple Christmas brunch. I like to keep things light and easy with some silver dollar pancakes, fresh berries, mini muffins, and mini pastries. Of course mimosas are a must for brunch, so we always have some champagne on hand, along with sparkling wine for the kids.
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- Two parts Peach Nectarine Sparkling Ice, and one part champagne or sparkling wine
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Things may be a little bit different this year, but we’re still keeping whatever traditions we can alive. We picked out and decorated the tree as a family, and I spent an evening wrapping presents with a Christmas movie on in the background for the hubby and I to watch. I didn’t have time for my annual holiday cookie baking, as I usually do that with a group, but I did manage to make a variety of different fudges instead.