Kate Bolduan Instagram Challenge: #HolidayTradition Winner and Honorable Mentions
December 24th, 2013
10:16 AM ET

Kate Bolduan Instagram Challenge: #HolidayTradition Winner and Honorable Mentions

I love, love, love family traditions – especially over the holidays. Some of my family's traditions over the years have included: dad reading "The Night Before Christmas" with several goofy voices, searching for the secret ornament to win an extra gift, mom staying up to wrap gifts all night long and then dozing through gift-opening, and mom's special rack of lamb dinner to top it off. Oh, the memories!

Thank you so much for sharing some of your traditions. It has been so fun to see the creativity and diversity you all brought to the #HolidayTradition challenge. We saw wreaths, advent candles, holiday light shows, lots of sweet treats, and even cats in hats. Clearly you've all been busy getting ready.

This week's winner is @rickhodesigns (VIDEO BELOW). Rick says he and his wife moved east six years ago and in this awesome Instagram video, he shows us a time lapse of the couple decorating their tree in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks for letting us in on your new family tradition Rick! How did you pull off the time lapse? Happy holidays and congrats on the beautiful tree.

@rickhodesigns, I'm posting your image to my Instagram feed, the “New Day” Instagram feed and on our website, NewDayCNN.com. Also, our “New Day” digital team will be in touch to send along a little thank you!

And since I'm in the holiday spirit, here are a few honorable mentions.

@Davidmgordon67, your photo shows a tradition I've never heard of but love! This is so fun. How many tree bottoms have you collected over the years?

@Davidmgordon67: @KateBolduan saving the bottom of our Christmas tree every year.#holidaytradition #NewDay

@Davidmgordon67: @KateBolduan saving the bottom of our Christmas tree every year.#holidaytradition #NewDay

Now to @Aliciahtmkr: I love this Christmas tradition. You had me at adult onesie!

@Aliciahtmkr: #Christmas #throwback to the family pajama party last year! Can't wait to do this again in 4 days!#holidaytradition #newdaycnn #sisters #sockmonkey#adultonesie

@Aliciahtmkr: #Christmas #throwback to the family pajama party last year! Can't wait to do this again in 4 days!#holidaytradition #newdaycnn #sisters #sockmonkey#adultonesie

And finally, @angelwolfphotography: Building gingerbread houses was also one of my favorite traditions. It looks like your girls have already become experts.

 @angelwolfphotography: Our #HolidayTradition the girls do a gingerbread house every year #NewDayCNN


@angelwolfphotography: Our #HolidayTradition the girls do a gingerbread house every year #NewDayCNN

Now, for this year's final challenge – #Family.

Show me how you celebrate the people you love.

You can share pictures/videos from your biological family to the people you consider the most important in your life.  Whether they're sentimental, funny, embarrassing –  just make them unique.

-Kate

PS- Please remember to use BOTH of these hashtags for submissions – #NewDayCNN and #Family

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