7 Instagram Moms Tell Us Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Cute pink car with holiday Christmas treeWe're getting closer and closer to Christmas! It's such a magical time for families to celebrate each other, enjoy a few days off work and school, and, of course, open presents! Tell me, does your family have a special holiday tradition?


We caught up with some of our favorite Instagram moms to get their thoughts on things that bring them holiday cheer.

1. Tayler Gunn (@taylergolden). "I've always been the biggest lover of tradition. I'm pretty sentimental," Tayler admits. Mom to adorable little Remy, Tayler enjoys taking him to a tree lot to choose a tot-sized Christmas tree. "We walked around smelling all the trees and drank hot cider. It was simple and perfect!"

2. Amber Kuiper (@ambermkuiper). With four children, Minnesota mom Amber Kuiper stays busy -- but always makes sure her little ones have a wonderful holiday. "A favorite Christmas holiday tradition of mine is going to downtown Minneapolis to see Macy's Santaland on the eighth floor! It gets us all in the holiday spirit, and the kids think it's magical!"

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3. Bri Heiligenthal (@burtsbrisplease). Some of the best traditions are the ones you start right now. Bri and her husband Pete are spending this Christmas in their new house. "We're kind of creating traditions as we go!" says Bri. Thus far, one of their faves has been going to the Christmas tree farm with their son Leo.

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4. Nicole DiGiacobbe (@nicoledigiacobbe). There are so many holiday traditions Nicole hopes to share with her baby girl Olivia. One of Nicole's favorites is a Christmas scavenger hunt to find gifts, which was inspired by her husband Matt's mother.

5. Nina Ali (@lipstickmommy). One mommy who doesn't miss a beat is Nina. The mom of three (Sophia, 3, Nour, 2, and son Ayan, 3 months) enjoys a simple tradition -- full of "sweet" memories. "We decorate and bake Christmas-themed sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies with the kids every year since they were small. I have a variety of cookie cutters and I let them be creative and make a mess decorating."

6. Vanessa + Melissa (@diapersandlipgloss). This mom duo loves to have fun, and enjoys their Christmas traditions with their families. Vanessa and her husband Steve look forward to an English tradition on Christmas Eve -- that includes hanging pillowcases at the bottom of sons Nash and Charlie's beds to fill. Melissa and her family -- husband Shaun and sons Zion and Soul -- look forward to spending the holidays with friends, especially those who don't have much family (they even provide Christmas stockings filled with presents!).

7. Katie (@amrsandamama). There are two holiday traditions Katie and her husband enjoy with their daughter Norah. They love decorating little Norah's play space -- including a mini Christmas tree. Katie also enjoys making gingerbread houses with her sweet girl, which will likely be a continued tradition with the baby on the way (congrats!).

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