Traditions Around the Home
“Some of the traditions that we do here – they were never introduced to before and it’s the first time. And they might feel like, ‘oh I like that. I might want to do that again sometime with my family or in the future.”
Many of us feel the pressure of material goods this time of year, including our kids. They worry about affording gifts for their loved ones, or how many gifts they will receive. That is one of the reasons our traditions are so important. They help alleviate this pressure and shift our kids’ focus to the things that truly matter during the holidays.
One of the ways we make the holiday season special for our kids is by spending a lot of community time together. Some of these activities include decorating cookies, playing board games, watching Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to Christmas music.
“I think it just creates a family feel to it,” Shllaku said. “For some of them, I think it’s hard to see us as family because we’re professionals. But I think times like these when we’re doing things together and we’re having fun – I feel like it does feel like a family, because we are.”