Change is good. I’ve always been a firm believer of that. But during the holidays, we should take comfort in the familiar such as the  traditions that strengthen our family bonds.

In my home, you will always find the kids singing Christmas carols, doing crafts, wrapping Christmas presents, assisting the adults in the meal preparations, and just basically doing things together.

On Christmas Eve, we gather as a family and swap stories or engage in friendly banter as we eat the delicious Christmas fare the grandmothers from both sides of our family lovingly prepared. Then we open our gifts and eat some more and laugh some more as we wait for the fireworks to go off to signal Christmas Day.  These are things that will always remain constant in my family and I hope when the time comes that I have my own children , they’ll have these traditions to hold onto and pass on to the next generation.

So in the busyness of the holiday season, create your own traditions. Because even when all of the other presents have been forgotten, traditions are a gift you can open again and again.

Create more memories with your family while you still can.

Happy Holidays.