If you are looking for new Christmas tradition ideas, I have one that I would like to pass on to you. This tradition stems from my childhood and was used instead of the traditional Christmas stocking.
Every Christmas morning of my childhood, I recalled waking up and going straight for the living room where we always set-up our Christmas tree. Instead of the traditional stocking, Santa always left a plate of goodies and treats for us.
This plate, often a dinner plate, was filled with fruit, chocolates, ribbon candy, hard candies, candy canes and other assorted treats. Some years they even had baked goods added to them. They were also adorned with one special trinket. Sometimes it was a special ornament or a small toy.
I always looked forward to that plate at Christmas time. If your looking for new Christmas tradition ideas, this may be one that you want to add. It certainly saves the hassle of trying to figure out what to stuff those stockings with.