5 Holiday Traditions You May Want To Start This Year
The tribe finally has a moment to reconnect and the people who we hold closest to us are making all kinds of preparations for the holidays. Oh, what a memorable holiday season this will be, as usual! The end of the year has most of our favorite holidays and it is not cliché for people to celebrate in more than one way. Hey, like they say the holidays isn’t a season its a feeling!
The holiday season is supposed to be about about the love, being grateful for those around us, giving and helping others. A lot of us have gotten wrapped up in routine and may have forgotten the true meaning and lost the spirit of the holidays because of things that are going on in our lives at that time or even during the years that have past.
Coming up with new traditions could help bring some cheer not only to you but also to those around you. It could give old holiday traditions a new spark add an bit of excitement that will make this holiday season one that you will always remember!
To help spark up some ideas, here are five holiday traditions that you may want to start this year or in the future if you already have plans. These are moments that could become something you look forward to during the season for many years to come. Y’all are definitely going to have a good time with these!
Get The Tribe Together
When it comes to holidays, nothing beats a night with the family, girls, or other couples.
This year, gather the tribe and pulling names for gifts and each person bringing a dish keeps the event cost affective, or pick a totally different restaurant to meet up at. But, don’t forget to have a photo shoot! It will be so much fun capturing photos, and even being a part of the celebration of just having each other will make the experience even more memorable.
Traditional Turned Gourmet
Traditional foods are always delicious especially when we follow the recipes that our ancestors have passed down for generations during the holiday season. But, how about adding a little bit of a flair into your holiday cooking? Look up recipes on the internet and start a new tradition of asking everyone to bring a item to your event that is different each year. Don’t set a limit to the dishes that are being prepared. Encouraging people to search for new recipes, it could be a gourmet treat or even a drink that they think everyone would like. You will be surprised pleasurable switching meals up will be.
Whip Them Pots To Bless Others
It’s very common for families to cook together for the holidays. But, just think of how phenomenal, and heartwarming, it would be to get together with family and whip up a meal for those in need. have everyone get their favorite recipes together. This is a way everyone can get involved in doing something from the heart for others by preparing boxed meals for people on the street, maybe a local homeless shelter or children’s home. You will be amazed at how much a hot home cooked meal means the world to those who are less fortunate. It will also be a eye opening reminder for your family to appreciate what and who they have in their lives.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Host an Ugly Sweater Contest as a new tradition for your family. Offer different prizes for categories like who has the most festive sweater, who has the ugliest sweater, and whos sweater had the best original idea. Try to encourage everyone that comes to participate because the more the merrier!
Try to create a runway with music playing, this will get most of them to loosen up! You know you can definitely get the comedians in the tribe to show out.
Act Of Kindness Goes A Long Way
The holidays have always had a way or bring out the best or in some cases the worst in people. What better than to try and make it better for those who need a boost by committing each day in some way to share the good spirit with others. When we do for others genuinely by living the true meaning of the season. You and your tribe will know how much of a blessing it is to be a blessings and the wholeness of knowing that they brought a moment of happiness into the life of someone else!