“Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?” –The Daily Post
One of my favorite traditions has always been making Christmas Lists with my younger sister. We would start off by gathering the latest magazines and advertisements from anyplace we liked to shop. Then we’d go through and using our own colored marker, we’d circle whatever we felt like adding to our Christmas lists.
Then we’d make the list itself. My sister would oftentimes choose to keep things simple while I would devote time to listing where it could be purchased, how much it costs, if it needs to be ordered online, etc.
Then we’d draw a cover page which usually included a Christmas tree, stockings, and lots of Christmas ornaments.
Unfortunately, this tradition has been starting to dwindle. Being away at college this year, I almost didn’t even make a Christmas list! I felt bad leaving my sister to do hers all by herself for the first time in her life but there was nothing I could do – there were finals to study for! 🙁
No one likes to let go of traditions but sometimes life gets in the way. It’s a shame.