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With all the wish lists, shopping and general craziness of the season, it’s important to stop and take time to remember what matters most: family! After all, they’re the reason you’re doing all that shopping, baking and decorating, right? We’re actually in the middle of gearing up for our huge holiday gathering. It’s a big family tradition ripe with mini-traditions.
Holiday Family Traditions: What Matters Most to Me
Our family doesn’t have many traditions during the rest of the year, but when it comes to the holidays, we’re pretty serious about our ways! I’m not sure where they all started but I do know that my grandparents – especially my grandmother – carried them on when I was a child. Now, it’s up to my mom to keep them going. My grandparents watch from their special spot on our tree (which, by my own tradition, goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving)!
One of my favorite holiday family traditions is our annual dough ball soup. It’s a secret recipe passed down from my great-grandmother. She called it Holiday Soup because she only made it during the holidays. Why? It involves rolling thousands of tiny dough balls! Best soup ever. Someday I have to learn how to make it, then guard the recipe with my life the way my mom now does.
Another important family tradition is the Santa Claus tradition. It’s a newer tradition started by my mom. No matter how old we got, my mom always waited until we went to bed to put presents under the tree. Even when I was in my 20s and moved back home, Santa didn’t come until I went to bed. My son is 9 and stopped believing this year. He still has to go to bed before “Santa” comes!
Like most families, we have dozens of other little traditions that we don’t even think about, we just do them. Certain cookies, decorations on the tree (we’re using the same tree topper that my mom bought when I was little), watching holiday movies with my mom, even the way we hand out gifts to each other. It all stems from family traditions that have grown over the years. As my son gets older, I’m sure he’ll start his own little traditions that will pass down to his kids.
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What are your favorite family holiday traditions? Tell us in the comments!