This is a time of traditions. But what if you are forced to make new ones? It happens more than any of us would like to admit. We lose loved ones through either death or just plain death of relationships. What do you do? Well speaking from experience I will tell you the mistakes I made and what I have learned
1 Do not try to change everything at once you can't. Start with something you never liked and change that one first. If you try to make a whole new holiday you end up forgetting what it is truly all about.
2 Don't worry if it ends up you don't like what you have changed. Funny thing we forget sometimes is that traditions are born from mistakes and changing til you get it the way you want it.
3 And most important. Traditions are about family and love not about who makes the best side dish or if your house is not straight out of Better Homes and Gardens. The little things are what matters. The cute little ornament made by your kids that really is perfect in it's imperfection.
I wish all of you the best that the holidays has to offer!