The one tradition I do every year is a couple of days before Thanksgiving I get my paper whites in containers. I love paperwhites and it's great to watch them grow- the kids love it every year, plus it's great to have them bloom right around Christmas. I think that they make a great house warming gift too, instead of a bottle of wine, take a few bulbs potted in a pretty container - it's so nice for someone because they can enjoy them for weeks to come. I also love the idea of giving a Lemon Cypress tree. They are so cute and such a beautiful shade of green. I keep on one my window sill in the kitchen all year round. But put a holiday ribbon on it and it's like a miniature Christmas tree.
Stayed tuned for my Winter Warmer give away in the next couple weeks.