There is so much talk of Christmas and elves on shelves these days that I thought that I would throw a little Hanukkah into the mix.
I am excited to start creating new traditions with Simon and Hanukkah is definitely one of the holidays that I am looking forward to. My family was never big on Hanukkah decor, but we always lit the menorah for 8 nights and exchanged a few gifts. When I moved out on my own I did a little more Hanukkah decorating, but still not much. I doubt we’ll do much more with Simon because in the grand scheme of things, Hanukkah is not a major Jewish holiday. That said, there is still some magic associated with it and I want Simon to understand the traditions and enjoy the holiday.
This year I’ll likely add a few things to our limited decorations. I may add a Happy Hanukkah banner to our traditional menorah(s) and kitschy light-up menorah decor. I might even go wild and pull out our Hanukkah dish towels. Whoa.
For those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas or celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, I thought that I would put together a little gift guide for Baby’s first Hanukkah. It can be hard to find cute Hanukkah decor and gifts, so I am directing you right to the sources. Let me know if you decide to get any of these… I really love the Pottery Barn Kids Wooden Menorah and I already bought Simon and the Bear because, well… Simon. Also, I’m a sucker for children’s books.
Wooden Menorah | Simon and the Bear | Hanukkah Bowtie for Baby | Latke Onesie & Leg Warmers | Dreidel | How do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah | Hanukkah Placemat | Menorah PJs | Hanukkah String Lights | Whale Menorah
As a reminder, Hanukkah starts on December 16th this year and goes until the 24th. Happy celebrating!
Speaking of gifts, have you joined the Pediped Shoes giveaway yet? The giveaway ends on 12/10 at midnight EST.