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#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty

a season to come together, and spend time with people you love. we asked a few of our favorite families to share a little bit more about their family does during the holiday season. we're sharing sharing a series of #hannajams tradition stories here on the Hanna blog.

you can participate too! post a family photo and share a tradition with #hannajams #giveaway on Instagram or our Facebook Wall for a chance to win a set of family pajamas of your own! official rules.

#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty...

#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty

#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty

tell us a little about your family. 

My husband and I met in college in Utah! We have been married for 5 years and have 3 kids! Noah is 4, Olivia is 2 and Kingston is 8 months old! We are currently living in Arizona where my husband is finishing his Physician Assistant program this month!

how did you first hear about Hanna? Have you been able to pass down your #hannajams from last year yet? 

I was born and raised in Sweden and I actually heard about your company Hanna Andersson. My kids LOVE your pjs and the quality of them. We pretty much wore Christmas pj’s until summer!

tell us about your favorite holiday tradition to do as a family. 

One of my favorite Christmas traditions we started doing since we were married, is recording our family each Christmas eve. Then we watch family videos Christmas throughout the day, listen to Christmas songs and we go and drop off dinner with presents to a less fortunate family :)

often we look forward to much different things than our kids do…have your kids made up any traditions? What’s their favorite thing to do during the holidays? What’s yours? 

They love watching the polar express and reading the book, pretty much every night! They also love eating traditional “Swedish Christmas food” on Christmas Eve. I just love being with my loved ones, eating, laughing, watching old videos and realizing how big my kids are getting!

the season can be a crazy time for new families, any tips for new parents having their first holiday season as a family?

Focus on what is more important! It is so easy to get caught up in social media watching what everyone else is doing. I like taking a break from social media and enjoying my family :)

do you have a family holiday memory that you’d like to share that sticks out in your mind, or is always a good story at the dinner table that you’d like to share?

Honestly, my mom always made a HUGE deal of Christmas eve and day. We always had a feast and lots of family and friends over. It wasn’t even about the presents, it was about being together and creating memories together. This is something I have done with my family. Last year was the first time my oldest fully understood the meaning of Christmas. We made cookies for Santa and on Christmas day he was absolutely amazed that Santa came and ate the cookies and brought presents! 

do you have any favorite books or movies that are favorites for this season?

Polar Express is a hit in our home, and Home Alone :)

#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty

#hannajams family traditions with @stylefitfatty

#hannajams family traditions with @taylergolden

a season to come together, share love, gratitude and spend time with the family. we asked a few of our favorite families to share a little bit more about their family in the holiday season. we're sharing sharing a series of #hannajams family tradition stories here on the Hanna blog.

you can participate too! post a family photo and share a tradition with #hannajams #giveaway on Instagram or our Facebook Wall for a chance to win a set of family pajamas of your own! official rules.

#hannajams family traditions with @taylergolden.... 

holiday family traditions with @taylergolden

holiday family traditions with @taylergolden

Our little family of four lives in Carlsbad, California. If you ever need to find us, the beach is a good first place to look. My husband Nate and I have two little boys, Remy is three and Sage is one. 

tell us about your favorite holiday tradition to do as a family. 

As a kid I remember spending the day before Christmas preparing a perfect Christmas dinner with my Grandma and cousins. We would go to the store and pick out some toys and that Christmas Eve we would pack everything into a big box and load it into the car. As we drove, my Grandparents would tell us about the family that would receive the Christmas in a box. They would be a family going through a hard time or just in need of a little extra love. We would sneak up to a families home, drop the box on the front door step and run. The run was always exciting because we wanted to keep the gift anonymous! I love that we had a special time together as a family trying to make some else’s Christmas special. We have carried on the tradition and still do it today with our kids. 

any tips for new parents having their first holiday season all together?

My biggest tip is to manage expectations. Everything hardly goes as planned and there is no way to do it all. If you don’t have expectations, it makes it easier to enjoy the season and enjoy what comes. 

knowing the holidays can also be a stressful time, is there any thing you like to do to rejuvenate and keep yourself (+the family) happy and positive during those busy times?

My kids thrive and are happiest when they are in a routine. It’s very important for us (especially around the holidays) to try our best to stick to their schedule. Food and sleep are key. As for myself... I will try and sneak away for a pedicure! 

do you have a family holiday memory that you’d like to share that sticks out in your mind, or is always a good story at the dinner table that you’d like to share?

I’d never had a Christmas day away from my family until I was 23 years old. I spent that year in the hospital because I was an oncology nurse. Leaving my family to take care of others loved ones made it a very rewarding holiday. It was my mission to create a happy atmosphere for patients and their families that day. Luckily that day was pretty uneventful medical wise so I had time to spend with each of my patients. I sat and talked to each one about their favorite holiday memories.

any books or movies that are favorites for this season?

Every year I have to watch The Christmas Story..."You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!" That movie never gets old. 

holiday family traditions with @taylergolden

holiday family traditions with @taylergolden

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