Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Christmas Tradition

Over the last four to five years, we have sprinkled Reindeer food on the lawn on Christmas Eve.

We make up a batch of this "tasty" stuff each year.  We mix oats and sparkles in a big bowl.  The smell of the oats attracts the reindeer and the sparkles twinkle at night with the Christmas lights so maybe… just maybe… the reindeer will notice our house and stop here first!

The kids love this each year!  They just reminded me we still need to make up a batch for this year.  It is a simple tradition, but so fun.  And sometimes a bell falls off Santa's sleigh that night and the kids find it on the lawn in the morning… so far two bells have fallen off in our yard over the years.  Maybe one more bell will be lucky enough to land in our yard.  That way each child would amazingly enough, have a bell of their own!  Wink, wink...


  1. I really do love this idea....so fun and simple for the kids. And reading your post just made it official...we ARE going to do it this year! ;)

  2. My sister-in-law did this at my parents' house a few times and my dad had some antlers in the garage and tied them to a broomstick. Then he bobbed the antlers up and down and my niece and nephew went CRAZY! They were only two so they totally thought Rudolph was eating the food. Thanks for bringing back such a fun memory!

  3. Hi there, popping over from Kelly's... These are lovely traditions! I love the lost bell idea... May give that a go this year!

  4. Love this. And love knowing that you are still able to enjoy the magic even with your big girl.