It's so important to me to set up and share family traditions! :party:
For us we celebrate Christmas, but I'm not Christian, so we don't do it in a religious way. I'm also thinking about setting up some kind of celebration or special tradition for winter solstice, but so far I'm drawing a blank.
We go to the lighting of the lights every year downtown at the big park, and also the Santa Claus parade, with hot chocolate. Setting up the Christmas tree is a big deal here too. What else... On Christmas Eve we drive or walk around with hot chocolate (the stuff is addictive, right?) and look at the lights and decorations. I'm thinking maybe now that DD's old enough to skate it might be fun to go to an outdoor rink on Christmas, because Christmas day always feels kind of anticlimactic to me, ya know.
I think I'm going to try making a nut roast this year.
I have a friend who last year bought a big bag of mini candy canes and went downtown with her kid and just handed them out to random strangers on Christmas Eve for fun. I love that idea, but on the other hand I wonder if that might be pushing my holiday too much on others. Or are candy canes secular? Hmm.
Have another friend who used to be homeless who sets up a few bags for homeless people and hands them out with her daughter on Christmas, I can't remember what she puts in it but I think like a pair of socks, maybe a hat and a $5 bill or something? I think that's a great tradition.
What do you do? :)