On day 359 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I enjoyed holiday traditions.
Most holidays come with traditions. Every family seems to have them: a set of unique rituals that mark the arrival of a particular holy day.
A feast. An exchange of gifts. Board games. Libations. And, with the exception of Festivus, most traditions come with ample amounts of joy, laughter, and a general feeling of excitement. No matter what the underlying belief system or religious celebration, delight and happiness seem to be a common theme.
Our holiday traditions are almost always low key. Intimate, quiet evenings at home.
Why? Because that’s what brings us joy.
Yesterday, true to our Christmas Eve tradition, we watched holiday movies while enjoying a delectable spread of appetizers and wine beside a rumbling fire.
It doesn’t get much better than that, in my opinion.
What are your holiday traditions?