I feel like having a contest. Read on to find out what it entails. On Saturday Mary and Cheryl put up the Christmas tree while I was at work. It is a fake one (with 4 cats it is safer) that already has lights on it. Sunday night we were all home so we had the kids decorate it. Now Cheryl has Christmas ornaments, I have ornaments and even Mary has at least one ornament so the kids had quite a few to choose from. One of our family’s traditions is that we hang a Santa bell on the tree every year and this year was no exception. Every year a different child/adult has the responsibility to put the bell on. It is a small metal bell that has been around since my mom was little. Supposedly when Santa arrives, he rings the bell. Many a child has claimed to have heard it while they were sleeping, myself included. When I grew up and moved out of my grandmother’s house, we had a small bell that we put on our Christmas tree and when my kids were born, I continued the tradition as did my sister. Now that we all live together, we use the original bell. Do you have a tradition/ritual that was started when you were little or when your parents were little that you have continued? Leave me a comment telling me a little bit about it, or post it on your blog and let me know and I will put everyone’s name into a hat and you will get a little goodie bag with some hand dyed yarn and other knitting type items. Contest ends December 21st at midnight.