On November 14th we asked you about your Winter Holiday Traditions. We received 165 responses – thank you!
An overwhelming majority of respondents feel it is very important to keep up family traditions that have originated from previous generations, although many of you indicated that celebrations this year would be different and that it would be more challenging to maintain those traditions.
Many of you are already passing down winter holiday traditions, or intend to do so, including foods associated with Christmas dinner and stories regarding Christmas tree (and other) decorations. One respondent highlight drinking sherry while cooking the Christmas dinner – the only day of the year when it is consumed! Other traditions include stockings, Christmas cards, and the playing of special Christmas music!
When it comes to preserving your winter holiday memories, the responses were fairly “old school”: oral storytelling, paper files or albums, and handing down heirlooms.
Our 2021 Conference Co-Chairs, Kathryn Lake Hogan and Vito Giovannetti, want some input from you about our 60th Anniversary conference. Please respond to our Survey with your suggestions to make this event an outstanding one! The Survey will be open until midnight, Wednesday, November 25th. CLICK HERE to start the Survey!