I always stress a little when there is talk of Christmas traditions. We have them, but they are pretty simple. There is so much going on all of the time, that I am grateful for what gets done and remembered and I am not really looking for any new traditions. I see lots of great ideas and think I might add it to our Christmas activities, but, often, it doesn't stick.
The one thing I do keep up with is our tree skirt. By some small miracle, I found this idea before my twins' first Christmas. (You know how you see a great idea but feel like you are too late to start it. This didn't happen this time--yay!) It came from Family Fun magazine. Theirs is a little more colorful than mine, but mine is just what I wanted!
So, instead of cutting out felt hands, we paint them on using handprints. I let the girls choose which of their hands they want to paint. They LOVE this part. For some reason, choosing which hand is a big deal to them.
After the paint dries, anyone who can write her name herself gets to write it with a Sharpie pen under her handprint. I add Avery's name and the date. We alternate red and green paint each year with the opposite color of Sharpie for the writing. Amazingly, I don't worry too much about the shades of red or green from one year to the next.