Christmas traditions are ones that we all love and cherish from years gone by. Sometimes it’s easy to let the time pass us by; we sit idly and watch it zoom before our very eyes. It’s especially easy to get caught up in the chaos and stress of the season when you’re worrying about who to buy gifts for and how to decorate your holiday home.
But in the few weeks leading up to Christmas, make sure to check in with yourself. Think about how you’re feeling, and if you’ve checked off your end-of-the-year bucket list. Perhaps one of those to-do’s needs to be a day of rest. Cuddling up with hot cocoa and a good book is a great option, but so are PJs and a holiday movie marathon. Maybe take that daytrip you’ve been thinking about.
How to Embrace The History of Christmas Traditions
Christmas around the world: Christmas Traditions
One of the best ways to fully appreciate the holidays is to understand their history. The history of Christmas is a long journey filled with many exciting stories and fun facts. You can see for yourself in this infographic!
Christmas Customs: Celebrating Christmas Traditions
For example: did you know not all countries celebrate Christmas the same way? While Americans set cookies out for Santa and typically enjoy home-cooked meals on the 25th, kids in Ireland leave pies for Santa, and families in Japan enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken. Did you know the candy cane was created by a choir master trying to keep his students quiet? I bet there are more fun facts you don’t know. There’s a lot to learn, so dive in. To learn more about Christmas traditions, Why Christmas gives great resources to find out about your country and customs for the holiday.
Finally, take time to remember that Christmas should be about pure joy and love. Consider reaching out to someone you haven’t spoken with in a while. Schedule a time to meet up for coffee, or perhaps a handwritten letter will do the trick. Something we all need to be reminded of is how great it feels to make others feel loved. So go spread the holiday cheer now!
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