Why the Holiday Season Matters, According to 5 People

I think that for the most part, everyone has little things about the holiday season that makes it worthwhile. With all the gift giving and the commercialization of it all, sometimes we forget why the holiday season matters and its actual significance. Additionally, I personally believe that everyone has a little bit of a different idea of why the holiday season matters to them. Whether it's getting a chance to spend time with family, doing some unique traditions, or just getting to have a little holiday, cheer, here's why the holiday season matters, according to 5 people. 

It's a time for new memories.

For me, the holiday season matters because it's a time to actually show your friends and family how much you care about them. There aren't a lot of times that I say "I love you" to my friends and family, it's more about the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that translate that. However, during the holiday time, trying so hard to get the perfect gift and getting together to open presents around the tree are other ways to say "I love you". 

Additionally, since I'm generally not very close to my extended family, the holiday season is usually when me, my parents, and my sister will travel somewhere. It's a time to make new memories and share new experiences.
— Rebecca (www.thebloomly.com!) 

It's a time for one-of-a-kind traditions. 

"The holidays were all about family traditions growing up! We’ve used the same advent calendar since I was a kid. We always made the same fudge recipe  one from a distance relative who I’ve never met but who has an AMAZING knack for making good fudge. And we always listened to the same holiday album when we had holiday meals, trimmed the tree, and opened presents.
We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, but we put our family spin on it. And that made it extra special."
— Asha Thomas (www.adventureswithasha.com)

It finally brings me, my friends, and my family together.

"Christmas time finally gives me time to visit my family and friends in my home country :) I always fly back home during my Christmas holiday, even though we don't celebrate Christmas massively in my family, it's nice to spend time with them :)"
— Nele (www.thenavigatio.com/)

My family & I ALWAYS get together in our Christmas themed pajamas and wait until midnight Christmas to open all of our parents. While we wait, my mom would usually make a hot chocolate for the kids & some “adult” hot chocolate for the adults and we’ll all share the same Christmas stories from the past. It may be repetitive and boring to some people but it’s a tradition in my family. As a family oriented person, I love being around my family as much as possible and the holidays allow my family members to come down from NY or wherever else and all get together.
— Natalia Vargas (www.nataliav.com/)

It reminds you about what's important. 

"My family goes to see the people my dad grew up with on Christmas Eve, and on the way home we always drive by a house on my street we've dubbed the "Crazy House". It's a tiny little house with a little yard that is FILLED with lights and lawn ornaments and signs. There is not one inch of that property not filled with Christmas cheer. Throughout the season whenever I drive by I always slow down to look at it, and see if I can find any new pieces. Everybody slows down, and it's the one time of year where you're not getting beeped at for going under the speed limit. 

It's a special reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things.

I have a big family and I love spending time with them, but life gets in the way a lot of the time and we aren't able to get together as often as we'd like. The holiday season means we all clear our schedules and sit down together and just catch up. It's easy to get bogged down by work and school and other responsibilities. The holidays remind you what's important: the people you surround yourself with."
— Tori (sunflowersymphony.com/)

Why does the holiday season matter to you?

Why the Holiday Season Matters, According to 5 People

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading the answers by other bloggers! <3 It's also lovely to read my answer cause I submitted it a while ago and I'm finally home now c:

    xxx Nele | www.thenavigatio.com