(Closed) What “new traditions” will you create as newlyweds?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I fiance is adamant that we will wake up Christmas morning in our own house, just the two of us. ๐Ÿ™‚ And then we can go visit my parents! I have no idea other than that!

Post # 4
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@august15bride:  I’ve been adament about that as well, in all the craziness that happens during the holidays I just want to enjoy each other for a lil bit, even if it’s just for an hour.

Post # 7
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@ August – Oh!  That’s so cute.  I really like the idea of Christmas morning together.  I think it’ll be great once you have a family too.  We try so hard to be everywhere for every family over the holidays – we always end up spending more time in the car driving and arguing than spending time together or with our families.  This year we’re taking time for ourselves and not worrying about what everyone else wants.  I’m so excited!

As for our traditions, my hubby (that’s so weird to say!) and I take a little trip down to Florida so he can tarpon fish every year.  We stay at a little run-down B&B, gorge ourselves on fresh oysters, spend a couple days on the beach, drink too much wine and sing karaoke at the local dive bar.  It’s such a cheap but fun trip for us!  No one knows where we go (it’s a fishing secret) so it’s "our place."  I hope we’ll continue going every year.



Post # 8
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Not sure what we will do to celebrate our new anniversary … but we already decided this year on our dating anniversary that we will always celebrate THAT day by going out to dinner at the place we had our first date! 

Post # 9
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I WISH we could have Christmas alone. But if my parents come in town, they have to stay with us. Eeek.

We’ve talked about trying to always maintain our sparkly relationship with mini weekend getaways, even if it seems completely impossible. Or just staying the night in a nice hotel in our own city! Dinner, drinks, hotel. We dont’ have any traditions yet persay, but i’m sure we’ll find something!

We still celebrate our dating anniversary, too! It’s right smack in the middle of Dec.

Post # 10
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

not yet

Post # 11
631 posts
Busy bee

We started a tradition (beginning on our wedding day) of writing each other a letter on our anniversary.  We also give eachother a Christmas ornament each year.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We have had lots of discussions about how we will spend holidays. We don’t have any real traditions in my family, so I’m determined to create some that will just involve the two of us (and our future children). One that I’m really excited about is aebleskivers! Fiance is Danish, and when we were in Solvang, we kept coming across these round pancake balls with powdered sugar and jam… apparently they are traditionally supposed to be made with apple slices as well (which is what aebleskiver means). They are usually served around the holidays, so I’m trying to learn to make them for Christmas breakfasts at home, before we head over to visit with his family (and Christmas Eve will be spent with mine!).

Post # 13
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love the idea of the letters on anniversarys! Has anyone read The Wednesday Letters? OMG an awesome book! Husband wrote his wife a letter/note everyday for the 25+ years they were married and kids found them after they passed away togethor, long story short found out about their marriage, life and how their family came about. A must read!

My Darling Husband and I decided we are still celebrating our dating anniversary by going to dinner at the same restaurant as our first date and I would like to go to the place where we were married now every summer and stay a weekend or just take our dog, which is our child, and hike all day. We were staying with his parents, all the kids did on Christmas Eve and waking up early, but since we are building a home less than a mile away, we might have to start the Christmas Morning thing alone, much needed alone time! We also have a tradition now and have for awhile that we try and do a date night alone, no one else at least once a month.

Post # 14
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I can’t wait to make christmas traditions with my h2b. I love christmas, but he’s less of a fan…his parents split around christmas and I think he just associates it with bad feeling now. I’m making it my mission to create better, happier christmas memories for him!

Post # 15
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

This is super random, but when my siblings and I were little, my mom would always take us out to milkweed fields to find monarch caterpillars in August. We would build a little house for them, bring them food, and watch while they turned into a cocoon, then hatched into a butterfly. Then after they were ready, we released them outside. I thought it was the most amazing, magical thing when I was young, and I’d like to continue doing it with my FH and our children, when we have them.

Post # 16
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we have breakfast together every morning.  I love having even just 15-20 minutes together to talk about our days and just be together before all the business of the morning starts.  I was totally opposed in the beginning because it takes me so long to get ready in the morning, but hubs insisted and I’ve been loving it!

It’s only been a few weeks, but I’m excited to see what other traditions or habits we start. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 17
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

This will only last as long as my fiance/(almost) hubby is stationed at the location he’s at now, but we’ve been going to Callaway Gardens every Thanksgiving and it’s now one of the things I’ve been looking forward to throughout the year.

Post # 18
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel

We do the xmas ornaments already, but I love the letter idea too! I wonder if the Mister will go for that one ๐Ÿ™‚

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