Traditions are difficult to maintain in a nomadic lifestyle combined with normal life changes. I could never quite keep up with the triple holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve—while settling and resettling in new communities. Now, however, we’ve been settled for a while…or at least, until we must move again.
My husband Monte and I have begun what I think is a new tradition tied in with my December birthday.
Last year Monte wanted to take me to a Christmas buffet at a restaurant at our local airport.
“Only if we can go dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus,” I said.
We had a great time.
We followed up that experience with being the Claus couple while ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. This, it seems, encourages more giving and gains lots of smiles.
This year we repeated the performance. Afterward our lunch we went shopping. Each place we ended up with photographs, which will complete this post on getting seasonal.
NOTE: The WordPress prompt for December 19, 2014, is Getting Seasonal: The holiday season: can’t get enough of it, or can’t wait for it all to be over already? Has your attitude toward the end-of-year holidays changed over the years? Playing the Claus’s has brightened our holidays, and hopefully we will continue this tradition in future years.