Keeping the spirit alive!

While Christmas is over this year, there are some who want to re-live the memories and keep the holiday spirit alive. These Scripps Ranch residents sent their photos to be included in this fun photo feature displaying holiday traditions.

It’s not too late: Scripps Ranch News is still accepting holiday photos to be included on this page. Send pictures of your kids with Santa, Christmas morning presents, your decorated home, holiday dinners, your holiday lights, your holiday traditions, etc. Please include your name, the name of the photographer and a short description. Send to

EJ, Aaron, and Judah Horton counting down to Christmas. (photo by Shannon Horton)

Four-month old Judah Horton loved his first Christmas. (photo by Shannon Horton)

Bonnie Masanis said: "One of our family traditions is for Grandma to read 'The Night Before Christmas' to the grandkids. As she reads the story, Santa arrives with one gift for each child." (photo by Bonnie Masanis)

Riley Ryan poses in her new Christmas dress, excited in anticipation of Santa's arrival, according to Jennifer Ryan, Riley's mother. (photo by Jennifer Ryan)

The Gregory family started a tradition of decorating their fireplace mantel with a small string of lights each year. (photo by John Gregory)

The Gregory family's Christmas tree is filled with more and more ornaments each year, every one with a special meaning. (photo by John Gregory)