Here is a post from a few years ago, but it is very close to my heart again this year, as it is a tradition I shared with my Mom and grandmother, Nana, both of whom are celebrating Christmas in heaven this year.
I love family traditions! I love knowing that the same things I do, someone in my past did the exact same thing – the same steps, the same thoughts, the same smells. I just love it – it makes me feel connections to my past in no other way. This is how I feel on Christmas Eve every year when we make my Nana’s spaghetti sauce. It is a whole day process to make her sauce and we have never once tried anything new with it… I mean, why change perfection, right.
The way the sauce smells as you go about your day on Christmas Eve is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You run out to grab something at the store and come home to the most delicious smells. I love making the sauce and thinking of all the Christmas Eves I spent with my Nana and know that I am making wonderful memories for my children. I know my Nana is smiling down on us and feel so close to her when I make her sauce. Do you have any family traditions that bring back warm memories for you?
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