TERRIFIC 2'S TUESDAY!
We all have holiday traditions that have been a part of our family life for years, but sometimes we want to choose some new traditions. Here are a few ideas that may just get you inspired. Add one or two new ones a year, and you'll find yourself looking forward to them as December rolls around
Use a beautiful blank book to record your holiday traditions. Make a note of the year at the top of the page... then write down where you lived , what the tree looked like, traditions you observed, and who was there. Ask guests and visitors to write a few lines as well. Record special gifts given or received. Take photos of the tree, your family, and guests, and add these to the book.
I have a book that we started a few years ago in which we write down what we are Thankful for at Thanksgiving. It's fun to look back at what was written in previous years.
Family recipes are often cherished harbingers of the holidays. Have a traditional holiday dinner menu every year. And make breakfast special as well. Serve a traditional beverage such as spiced cider, cocoa, mimosas, for special evenings or mornings. Choose things you enjoy making and love to eat.
One year I put together a Family Cookbook with everyone's favorite recipes and gave each of my children a copy for Christmas. I had a lot of fun putting it together but have also found that I made a few errors typing it up too.
My oldest son called me the other day to inquire about my recipe for Frothy Slosh. The punch we make every holiday. I had included a bottle of Chili sauce in the recipe and that was definitely a big mistake. What a laugh we got out of that one. Who knows how that happened. The recipe should have read. 1/2 bottle (32oz.) cranapple juice, 1/2 litter bottle ginger ale and about 8 or so scoops of orange sherbet . You just stir this around to get a very frothy looking and delicious punch.
Although he has had this cook book several years now, I guess it was the first time they had looked up that recipe.
t doesn't matter so much which traditions you choose to observe as long as they are meaningful to you and your family. Incorporate things you love to do and they'll be a joy and not just another holiday chore
That's my 2 things for a Terrific Tuesday!
I hope your Tuesday is a TERRIFIC one too.