How to Find Joy in Old and New Family Traditions

Family traditions add to enjoyment of the holiday season.

As we prepare ourselves for the holidays, what is the tradition that you hold close to your heart?  Is it one that you have been doing since you were a kid and maybe when your parents were children? Why do you like it? Is it because it has memories of the past or something that makes the holiday special when your own children are experiencing it?

My family really didn’t compare to others in terms of Christmas traditions. In fact it wasn’t until I had kids of my own that we began to develop traditions that belong to us. I love the holidays and I love the preparation and celebration. My two favorite traditions are shoes out for coins and fruits for St. Nicholas Day and using the Advent calendar in preparation for Christmas and the stories that accompany it.

What tradition will you share with your children from the past this year?

Listen and decide on a new one that will create new memories and they may incorporate in their future families.

I believe the most important tradition for our family is time serving others and I carry that into what we do in ChatterGirls every day. We learn to serve and we learn more of who we are.

Remind your children to be grateful and giving all year, not just the holidays and begin making memories that will last a lifetime.

I am so thankful to all who support and give of themselves to ChatterGirls over the last 4 years!

Happy Holidays