This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but why is it so many people don’t feel that way? Is it the money that people don’t really have or the stress of putting on a party at the house or getting all the family together wondering if everyone can get along? Is it the weather and the fact that the daylight hours are minimal?
I sit and remember what Christmas was like when I was little and I always remember so many wonderful things and traditions. I feel like when the Patriarch and Matriarch’s of the family are no longer around the glue that held everyone together crumbles away. All of the families do not get together anymore.
I have a fourth grandchild coming and I want all the the kids and grandkids to remember good times like I do. I used to have an open house for anyone and everyone on Christmas Eve. It was my most favorite time of the year. I would decorate to the max make so much food people could take some home. I would have ornaments in a big basket for everyone to pick from and take home and through the years little by little things have changed and then Covid came and for two years I only had a small celebration for the immediate family.
How to go about creating memories again is the main question
What are some of the traditions that all of you have little or big that brings everyone together to be thankful and happy during the holidays?
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Traditions are what families are supposed to have. Moments to remember and cherish.
I agree, matriarchs and patriarchs are the ones that were the glue. Is it up to us to take over this tradition? Is it up to us to try and hold things together?
Families grow. Our children get married. So many have different places to go. Most importantly, the fact that people cannot put there feelings aside for a day or two so families can be together doesn’t seem possible. And covid? Enough said.
Is there anyone out there that can share how they keep families together and traditions shared keep going? What’s your secret?