With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I wondered what traditions other people share for the holidays. There are things we do that I don’t understand why we do them for a holiday and not other times. My (immediate) family aren’t big drinkers. We rarely have an alcoholic beverage with dinner. Yet, at the holidays we almost always do.
I like the tradition that an extra plate setting is prepared in case a hungry person happens by.
We have certain foods besides the turkey and gravy that are always there — namely the pea salad and cranberry salad.
I know I’ll be the one making the gravy which my family view as the nectar of the Gods — so no pressure there to get it perfect.
There are even traditions for the day after the holiday. Some people it is a big shopping day. Our family it is eating the leftovers and putting up the Christmas tree.
No matter the holiday — what are some of your family’s favorite traditions?