It is that time of year, once again! The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. Do you have any special holiday traditions? Traditions help you bond and reconnect with loved ones, friends and neighbors.
Holiday Food Traditions: There are several ways to celebrate with holiday food. Everything from traditional to seasonal dishes, cookie-baking parties, or making a ginger bread house are sure to keep your loved ones smiling.
Christmas Caroling: This is an all time favorite past-time. Grab a few friends and set out to carol among your neighborhood or enjoy the carolers who come to you. Children and adults can participate in this much anticipated event, even if you sing off key.
Elf on the Shelf: By now we have all seen or heard of this. We all see the latest Facebook posts and the most creative of uses for the little rascal elf that’s always getting into the most precarious of situations.
Holiday Movies: This has always been a classic tradition in many homes. Setting aside a night each week to watch a holiday movie or television special (delete comma) such as, “Miracle on 34th Street” (my all time favorite), “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”
Ornament Exchange: Remember growing up, heading over to our Aunts house for the infamous “ornament exchange?” Get super creative and make your own or go on a hunt for the most exotic ornament you can find.
The Christmas Pickle: Here is an oldie but goodie! Hide the infamous green pickle ornament in your Christmas tree and the 1st to find it gets an extra surprise!
If you are looking for a new family tradition during the holiday season, we have compiled a few local ideas below:
- Volunteering: Volunteer your time as a family at the local soup kitchen or food bank to assist those in need this holiday season.
- Don’t forget the animals: Start a food drive for the local animal shelter in Hayward. This is a great way to get the kids involved and teach them the true meaning of Christmas.
- Books. Books: Hold a book drive and ask coworkers, friends, neighbors and family to donate books for kids. You can then take these to the local library, elementary schools or family shelters.
- Community Cookies: Don’t forget the local fire stations, police departments and even the local hospital These individuals are always ready and available to assist us in our time of need. We should spread the joy. Afterall, they will be working through the holidays.
Share your favorite holiday tradition with us or send in your pics of how you have donated your time to our fine community this holiday season on our Facebook Page. We would love to hear from you.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at Bay Ram Collision Center!