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Holiday Traditions

Image of a variety of Christmas themed objects: candy canes, lights, pinecones, etc. Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

With winter break coming, it’s important to spend some of that free time with friends and family. But sometimes it is hard to think of what to do. Luckily, since it is the holiday season you can spend that time with family and friends continuing traditions or creating new ones. In this article, you will be inspired to try some new holiday traditions that are not necessarily Christmas-related and they will inspire you to experience some nostalgia and go back to classic traditions.

Movie Night

Whether it’s a Christmas movie or a classic like “The Wizard of Oz”. Cozy up on the couch with the people you love. Put on a comfy outfit, cook some popcorn, get everyone’s favorite candy, and make a hot beverage. A movie night is a great and easy way to spend quality time with family and friends. It is also a tradition that does not necessarily have to be Christmas-related.

Favorite Things Exchange

A favorite things exchange is a gift exchange you can complete with a group of friends. Each person will bring in enough of their favorite item to share with everyone else. But, what is a good favorite item to bring in? Some items may be a favorite snack, a favorite scent/brand of a beauty product, a favorite book, a favorite accessory, etc. This is a great tradition to maybe learn something new about your friends and family. It is also a great way to try new things. All together it is a great tradition to start this year!

Baking Party

Have everyone at the party bring their favorite baking recipe and the ingredients or necessary tools for it. Then you will put all the recipes in a bowl and draw a recipe out. Whichever recipe you draw, that is what you will bake. You can repeat this however many times your group wants to. Or you can split up into groups and draw a recipe per group. This is another great tradition to try new things and get to know your friends and family better.

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Giving Party

Get together with family and friends and create a sign up for people to bring an item for people in need. For example, buy things that some people might need this winter or holiday season like clothes, food, or toys. You can donate these items together to local organizations like Toys for Tots (look for the donation boxes in stores around the country and remember toys only), The Salvation Army Donation center (located in Waldorf), HOPE of southern Maryland food bank (located Lexington Park).This tradition exemplifies giving which is a great way to be thankful for what you have this holiday season.

Game Night

Get together with family and friends and have some organized games. Play board games or make up your own games. They can be Holiday themes or just simple games. Make it more interesting by looking up fun games online. To make the games have a higher competition throw in a money or gift prize. Have people bring snacks and food and then you’re all set. This tradition is simple but a great way to spend time together.


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