Embrace the attitude and traditions of an earlier
generation for old-fashioned holiday fun!
Experiencing an old-fashioned holiday season centers on choosing what really matters to you. Reflecting back and practicing meaningful traditions not only pays homage to relatives and friends with whom you shared time, but also shapes the traditions you practice today. Consider the following suggestions for inspiration in making your holidays intentionally slower while infusing the wisdom of generations past.
8. Send thank you notes
In our digital age, a handwritten card or thank you note reigns supreme. Sit down and write a real thank you note this holiday season, whether you’re thanking someone for a lovely party or a special gift. This simple act of thoughtfulness will go a long ways.
9. Share Your Memories
Part of the joy of the season is reminiscing about what makes your family unique. Sharing stories, traditions, and values defines your family and is a great gift to each other that doesn’t cost a cent.
10. Give Back
Our grandparents shared what they had with neighbors when times were tough. Your gifts don’t necessarily have to be monetary. Collect coats for homeless shelters. Help an elderly neighbor put up her tree. Send care packages to military members who are deployed away from home this year. Invite someone who’s alone and may not have family nearby to your own holiday dinner.