Away from our families of origin: What are your holiday traditions?
I grew up near a lot of extended family - aunts, uncles, dozens of cousins, grandparents, and more. I loved it, it felt full always. There were plenty of celebrations to choose from, and lots of opportunity for food and gift.
Many of us no longer live in the same vicinity as our families of origin. What sorts of new traditions have you started with your own families? An urbanMama recently emailed:
My husband and I both grew up celebrating the holidays with a large extended family, but we've both moved away from home and find ourselves with our little family of four. We are both used to the loud, boisterous crowds, and it feels sort of weird with just our small crew. We're looking for new traditions to start with our own family, but haven't found any that feel quite right. Any thoughts?