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Creating holiday traditions

Take a few minutes and think about what means the most to you and your family.

The holidays are the perfect time to take a breather ­– yes, that’s right. Take a few minutes and think about what means the most to you and your family.

You probably will find that the things that are the most meaningful are the memories you’ve shared through the years.

Here are a few ideas for creating great holiday traditions to incorporate into your own family’s holiday celebrations.

Do it for the kids
When you create holiday traditions for the youngest members of your family, you will be instilling memories in them for years to come. A favourite tradition could be started with close family friends who gather together all the neighbourhood kids for a special party during December.


Each child could sign their name in “Santa’s Big Book” and write down what they want Santa to bring that year.

Then “magically” Santa can appear, take each child on his knee and read aloud what the child had written.

Start a collection
This is one of the easiest ways to carry on traditions from one year to the next. Find a unique “collectible,” and add to it each year.

It can be as simple as unwrapping your kids’ handmade ornaments and decorating a Charlie Brown tree or as elaborate as setting up tables of snow villages complete with lights and trains.


 
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