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Celebrating Our Family Holiday Traditions – Family Is The Greatest Gift Of All!

This post was sponsored by T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We’re sharing our family holiday traditions, how my family is the greatest gift of all, and how you can win a family gathering from the Gift My Gathering contest!

Family holiday traditions - Mom with her kids on Christmas day

The holidays have officially arrived, and I am so so SO excited! Although I love to spend time with my family year round, it gets harder and harder to carve out time where everyone is available. We all love to get together for birthdays and major life events, but the most important time for us is Christmas. During the holidays, we have more time to devote to each other, and we get that oh so timely reminder that family is the greatest gift of all! 

I had to share this photo below to show you how big my family really is. This is *just* my dad’s side of my family at my cousin’s college graduation. We really showed out, we just love being together!

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Celebrating Our Family Holiday Traditions

Every year, we have the same family holiday traditions that we’ve all grown to love. It ensures that we are able to see as much of our family as possible and spend quality time that we do not otherwise get. These traditions are meaningful to me, I truly honor the time spent and the memories made with my loved ones! Here are some of our family Christmas traditions…

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We love to pick out and decorate our Christmas tree together

We head to the Christmas tree farm or the store to choose the perfect tree, then we decorate together! This truly marks the beginning of the holiday season for us.

We take a trip to the mall for last minute gifts and holiday cheer

We love to head to the mall for Christmas shopping, I swear there is always one last gift that we need to grab so we’ve made it a family event! I encourage my kids to pick out something for one another, and we love how festive the mall is decorated. Oh, also, SANTA!

Family being silly on Christmas day

My kids get to open gifts THREE times!

Yes, 3 whole times! They take a trip up to Northern California each year where their dad’s side of the family lives, and they open gifts on Christmas when it strikes midnight. When they get back home later on Christmas day, they open gifts at both their dads house and mine. Lucky kiddos!

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Gather with your family this holiday season with T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods!

To inspire families to connect and remember what matters most, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods are bringing you the best holiday gathering you’ve ever had with the Gift My Gathering contest! They have teamed up with Carla Hall and her tips, tricks, and holiday food and decorating expertise to give 5 U.S. families their very own custom family holiday gathering. Visit giftmygathering.com* through November 28, 2017 and tell them how you gather with your family during the holidays and what they can do to help. That’s it! 

Beautiful black family gathering

We love to embrace the holidays and spend time with the people who matter most and who are always there for us – FAMILY! If you’re hosting your family this year, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores really have everything you need to get ready for your holiday family gatherings this season. They’ve got holiday home decor, entertaining essentials, holiday gifts for your family, and you can even pick out the perfect holiday dress! Take a moment to enjoy those special family holiday traditions you love most, and remember that we only have one family, and they are truly the most important gift of all!

What are your family’s favorite holiday traditions?

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