Our family has many traditions that we observe throughout the year. When it is somebody’s birthday, we eat in the dining room and the birthday girl (or husband) eats on the “It’s your special day” plate that was given to us by dear family friends when my first daughter was born. At Easter, the girls fill their baskets with dyed Easter eggs, the same baskets they have been using since each of them celebrated her first Easter. We always take a family portrait on the 4th of July, each one of us decked out head-to-toe in red, white, and blue. But there is no other time throughout the year that is more steeped in tradition for our family then during the Christmas and New Year’s season. Read more
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