One thing that makes the holiday season so special is participating in traditions with your family and friends. But a little novelty is nice, too. Maybe it’s time to start a new tradition.
Here are 3 kinds of traditions you can start this year:
1. Find a new favorite recipe
I think I happened upon a new Thanksgiving tradition this year when I tried a different dressing recipe. Is there a fun drink, appetizer, or side dish that would be fun to try out? My favorite sources of holiday food inspiration are Linda’s Itailian Table, Real Simple, and Seasoned to Taste.
2. Start a new act of service
Make someone else’s holiday brighter. From taking food to neighbors to donating toys to volunteering at community events, it just feels good to give. Go to VolunteerMatch.com to find volunteer opportunities near you.
3. Start a new activity
You can get all Martha making gingerbread houses and decorations, but you could just as easily go bowling on Christmas Eve or have a Harry Potter marathon. Find something that the whole family can look forward to. And if one year you want to mix it up, just start a new tradition!
What are your favorite holiday traditions, and what’s a new tradition you’d like to try this year?