Every family seems to have their own traditions and feelings about the holidays. I think most enjoy the festivities and the joyful spirit that fills the air. It’s something new and exciting to look forward to every year.
I thought I would share what the holidays means to me. I hope you will do the same and share what it means to you!
Family and Friends
I love the extra time that I get to spend with my family and friends. This time is priceless to me! It’s not only time to spend with them but also to create new experiences with them. Whether it’s a day of baking together, cruising the stores for holiday deals, or sharing holiday plans with each other, I love all of it!
Every family seems to have them and they are part of what makes the holidays so special. There is something special about these holiday traditions. It can be as little as Secret Santa gift giving to annual gatherings at a meaningful location. Whatever it is, the nostalgia that comes with following these traditions year after year is priceless. I really enjoy the traditions my family has, though many of them will be altered this year because of the pandemic (perhaps a time to get creative and start some new ones!)
I simply love buying presents for my family and friends. I’m not one of those shoppers that shop from the list they have given me. I’m one of those people that take what I’ve learned about a person throughout the year and buy something that I know they wouldn’t splurge on for themselves but that they really want. Perhaps a massage, favorite expensive cologne, or new electronic gadget. Whatever it is that they won’t expect but will love to get!
Of course, I also love to receive thoughtful gifts as well. While I get more excited about giving then receiving, it always touches my heart when a friend or family member has nailed what gift would mean the most to me.
The Joyful Spirit
It seems to me that the holidays bring out the joyfulness in people and goodness knows we can use an extra dose of that this year! People seem in lighter moods, tensions are lifted, vacation time is taken, laughter is in the air… It all combines to make for a happier, lighter December!
I’d Love to Hear About Your Holidays!
What do the holidays mean to you? Do you and your family have certain traditions?