His family is Jewish and mine is not.

We decided to raise the littles Jewish, so now what do we do?

Well, we do a lot of both and none of some…

So, here’s how we celebrate Hanukkah AND Christmas:

We light Menorahs AND put up a Christmas tree (aka Hanukkah bush.)

Our tree has a Star of David topper and we decorate it in blue and silver.

We have blue stockings (which, by the way, are really hard to find!) and our stocking holders say PEACE.

We read Hanukkah AND Christmas books before bed.

We open presents for 8 nights.

And on Christmas morning.

But we don’t “do” Santa.

The girls have never met Santa and we explained to Emma this year that Santa doesn’t visit our house because we celebrate Hanukkah.

We do Hanukkah AND Christmas crafts.

We decorate for both holidays

 

We decorate Christmas cookies.

We eat latkes.

So, Merry Christmas AND Happy Hanukkah, my friends!