Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

Davies' Daughters
Induron President Davies Hood's daughters

Now that December is in full swing, we’re getting excited for the holidays! Here are some of the Induron Family’s favorite holiday traditions:

“Once the grandchildren were all old enough that money was the gift they cherished the most, my mother-in-law felt they should work for it. She rolled up $50 bills as tightly as possible and then hid one for each grandchild in the Christmas tree. Now that she’s in her 80’s, she has a few son-in law elves to assist with the process. While hiding the money, the elves assure themselves that the location of the $50 bills will not be forgotten, but each year there is always one that takes multiple parties to find.  Last year, it was a full day and a half before the last bill was discovered!” –Dick Belliveau, Induron Sales Rep

“I have three favorite Christmas traditions: I love lighting our Christmas tree with as many different styles and colors of lights as is humanly possible. I also love hiding our ‘Elf-on-the-Shelf’ in different locations throughout the house and having my two elementary school age daughters search for ‘Sizzle’ every December morning. And as a child, I loved visiting the Santa Claus that always stopped by my grandfather’s house on Christmas Eve and letting him know exactly what I wanted the next morning.” –Davies Hood, Induron President

“Santa’s gifts under the tree always arrived unwrapped, in a big burlap sack that Santa had left there.  It sure added to the excitement on Christmas morning for my three daughters! Now, with the kids grown, nostalgia has set in. For the past five years, all our decorations have been ‘vintage,’ including the aluminum Christmas tree with the color wheel.” –John Anspach, Induron Technical Director

“We attend the Christmas Eve Candlelight service at our church every year to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We also have freshly baked sausage balls and pigs-in-a-blanket for breakfast every Christmas morning and watch the all-day marathon of  ‘A Christmas Story’ and quote all of Ralphie’s lines.” –Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

“I love having both our children, who have their own families now,  at our house on Christmas morning. It was especially nice two years ago when we all witnessed beautiful snow falling on Christmas morning.” –Donna Poe, Induron Receptionist

“I simply love ham sandwiches made with the left overs!” –Mike Nelms, Induron Production Manager

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  1. As a child, I loved having Santa come to my house every year — along with what seemed like half of Birmingham to see him perched in his sleigh. As a young adult, I loved spending Christmas with my nephew Davies and his sister when they were children. As an older adult, I love seeing their children whenever I can — Christmas or no.

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