Homemade and handmade are common themes around the Chadwick household. This is the very basis of making sure things are done right, and it's also at the root of why their family unit is so strong. For people of this mindset, the journey and the destination go hand-in-hand--and on some levels, are equally important. This carries through for many things, including how they many of their holiday traditions.
For instance, it's a long standing tradition for the Chadwick's to go out as a family and pick the pine branches that will be used for the year's wreaths. Then, with a fire blazing in the cast iron stove, the family gets time to share some laughs, catch up with what's new, and twist together the year's holiday wreaths.