What do the holidays mean to you?
Is Thanksgiving a traditional time with family or do you gather with friends. Do you go all out for Halloween with parties and outrages costumes or are you happy just to give candies at the door.
Are there special anniversaries or birthdays at this time of year that you celebrate?
And Christmas is just not the 24 hours of Christmas Day but the season of Christmas. How do you want to fill the days leading up to Christmas.
Before you can start planning your ideal holidays you have to decide what type of holidays you want. Quiet, boisterous, busy, tranquil or a bit of all of the above.
Do you want it to be a time filled with baking and crafting or socializing with friends.
For some there is a deeply religious aspect of Christmas that they want to center their time around, with others it is a time to connect with family and with others still it is a time to celebrate. You want to have the holidays that are the most meaningful to you and your family.
Grab a piece of paper and jot down what were the most memorable moments of previous holidays and celebrations and the parts of Christmas that are most important to you. If you are married or with a partner ask them what they want their Thanksgiving holidays, Halloween, celebrations and Christmas to be about.
Your wish list might include that you want to do a fabulous job decorating the inside of the house for each holiday and celebration, to be able to host a bash, make sure that you catch up with old friends and to have a cookie baking sessions with your kids.
After you have jotted out your ideas, write them out in full so you will know what to plan towards. Keep this aside as you will be referring to it latter.
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