Holiday Traditions #ChosenByKids

Holiday traditions for me have changed over the years.  Having a child with autism changed my life!  Since I found out about his diagnosis at age 19 months, buying gifts for him has proven to be difficult.  He started school at the age of three and that is when I began my tradition.  I make sure that every child in his class receives a gift based on their special need.


His first year in school


Now he is in 6th grade

You see, my child is now 12 years old and while most are playing with video games or have a smart phone,, my son enjoys playing with dinosaurs, cars and trucks. Last year I had gifts for everyone in his class and we had an ice cream party!


Another tradition we love(and he loves, too) is visiting with family and friends and looking at their Christmas decorations in their homes.  Right now, he is understanding Christmas and all the lights.  I will say he knows the gifts under the tree are more than likely for him and will unwrap them at a moments notice, so we wait to place those under the tree on the night of Christmas Eve.  When
he wakes up, the gifts are all wrapped up under the tree!


I love going to he homes of my friends and family, so my son can look at all the pretty decorations and lights.



My favorite by far is this little tree that is decorated with home made ornaments and a Disney collection!


Another favorite tree is the GIANT tree at the children's hospital where he sees his pediatric neurologist.



As we all know, kids want toys under the tree and the best place to find those are at Walmart .  Walmart is holding a Toyland event which I will be attending on December 13, 2014. Check it out here to see what locations and times and you can attend, too You can look for my review on the toy in the coming week!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?  Don't you just love all these beautiful Christmas trees?



8 comments:

  1. I love your tradition of giving to your son's classmates! I also love decorating the Christmas tree, so much so, I do it before Thanksgiving! I love the Disney tree too!

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  2. I love your tradition of giving to your son's classmates! I also love decorating the Christmas tree, so much so, I do it before Thanksgiving! I love the Disney tree too!

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  3. Sharing with your son's class is such a wonderful thing to do! I can just imagine the excitement when you come in their classroom each year!

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  4. Such a great way to give back and celebrate the holidays. I love it.

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  5. You are truly one of the blessed ones Cyndie I love your post and your traditions we love looking at the trees here they have a parade of trees and it has all kinds decorated he would love it

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  6. I love your tree. So beautiful. What great traditions! My girls are 2 and 3 and I am soaking up the seconds of them being this small. They grow too fast!

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  7. Wow, beautiful trees! That would be fun--visiting all our friends and seeing their decorations! And how wonderful to get gifts for the whole class <3

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  8. Love your trees! And yay Z Man, I dont blame ya, I love dinosaurs still too!

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