Holiday Traditions

 

Whether your holidays are chock-full of traditions or you’re looking to adopt a new one, here is a list of fun and simple traditions for you and your family this holiday season.
1. Organize a cookie-baking party. Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas cookies? Call your friends, family, and loved ones and have them bring their favorite cookie recipe. I can assure you the results will be delicious!
2. Put aside one night a week to watch your favorite Christmas movies. This would be the perfect time to relax with a nice glass of eggnog!
3. Go Christmas-caroling. Gather your loved ones and go caroling. Even if you don’t have the best set of pipes, you will fill many people with holiday cheer!
4. Adopt a family or child off of a giving tree. Shopping for those in need will make the holidays much more rewarding.
5. Go to a local tree farm and pick out your own Christmas tree. Some tree farms will allow you to select and cut your own tree. 
6. Take a drive to see all the Christmas lights. This tradition is an oldie but a goodie. Get in your car, turn on the Christmas music, and see all the holiday light displays in your area! 
7. Volunteer! Donate your time at a place such as your local soup kitchen, senior center, or animal shelter. Giving back if seriously the best gift of all. 
8. Make a holiday dish. Ask relatives to share a recipe that has been passed down in your family each year.. or create your own special dish and/or recipe to make!  
9. Purchase or a make a new ornament for the tree each year. This will help build up that ornament collection as well as creating meaning for each decoration on the tree!
10. Go see a Christmas theatrical production. Every year, go see a play like “The Christmas Carol” or the classic ballet treat, “The Nutcracker” at your local theater. Here’s looking at you, Colonial Theater!

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