Holiday 2020 is a season we are all trying to wrap our heads and hearts around. We are missing out on traditions we have come to rely on. There is a universal sense of loss with families not being able to gather like we used to. So I called on some friends who I count on to lift me up because we could all use a lift.
The question I asked them is – “What holiday tradition are you unable to keep this year and what new tradition are you replacing it with?”
Bari Leiner Grant
founder of The Memory Circle
New tradition: exchange letters with family
creative doer & explorer
New tradition: support small & local businesses
host of The Whitney Reynolds Show
New tradition: stay home!
founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry
New tradition: hand write letters to family
chief holiday officer
New tradition: carol with her family
Host of A Spoonful of Paolo
New tradition: social distance with santa
Author of Willa’s Grove
New tradition: play her grandmother’s piano
New tradition: read with her kids & FaceTime with her parents
Children’s Picture Book Author
New tradition: give care packages to families in need
This question gives me hope and it is my HOPE that it will give you hope too! Hope is a tradition that never goes out of style and I hope these messages inspire you to create new holiday traditions that you may even want to keep once this pandemic is behind us. Because it will be behind us. Just saying that gives me hope.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and a Happy New Year! Take a listen to Speaking of Holiday 2020 while you are wrapping gifts or baking banana bread and let your creative juices flow. I promise you will feel JOY. The jingle alone makes me happy.