As of today, there are 50 days until Thanksgiving, 51 days until Black Friday, 83 days until Christmas, and 90 days until the start of a new year. That means there will be many turkeys to be eaten, many shopping deals to clinch, many hams to be baked, many presents to be wrapped, and many glasses of champagne to be enjoyed. It always seems like a race to perfect our annual traditions, and try as hard as we can to make it as memorable as possible. Yet, many of us become so entangled in Christmas lights that we forget what makes the holiday season special to us. I have been asking myself where did these traditions come from, and why do we have to continue to follow them? Are they traditions just for the sake of traditions?
For me, the holiday season has always been about being around family, cozy gatherings with friends, cooking for loved ones, and trying to manifest more peace. There is no difference today, except in how I approach the holidays.
Hi, I'm Kristy! I'm a writer, photographer, humane educator, solutionary lifestyle coach, vegan cooking coach, and a mom to three cats and a guinea pig. Learn more about me...