When our holidays change, which they naturally do over time, there can be a sense of loss involved. This year will be the first time Aaron and I haven’t been with either of our families for the holiday, and instead of dwelling on what we’re going to miss out on, we’re trying to create new memories that will be all our own. Christmas Eve, we’ve contrived a game to fill our stockings, a sort of flash-shopping trip! Christmas Day we’ll have a quiet morning and then head downtown for the Steelers game!
Prompt: Make a new tradition. As we grow up, we hold on to the traditions of our childhood, but at some point those may begin to slip away. Instead of feeling sad for the change, use the space to start a new tradition! Talk to friends and coworkers for ideas. It’s a great way to stir up conversations about how others celebrate, too.