- 13 years ago
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought maybe you had a few suggestions.
I’m normally used to LARGE holidays, with lots of family, and lots of traditions. However, this year, my family will be away for Christmas, and looking down the barrel of a lonely Christmas makes me sad. As our first Christmas as newlyweds, this is supposed to be a happy time. And I hear a lot of people who would be grateful to not be required to spend time with their families. My DH’s family is not into holidays at all, and just thinks of them as another day. My family on the other hand just doesn’t believe a holiday is complete unless it’s filled with a rowdy house full of people celebrating with each others company.
Thinking of a house with just two people makes most of my families traditions pointless. And I have yet to find a way to make this holiday special and festive.
Because this is our first holiday together, I know that now is the time to start new traditions and enjoy each others company. But somehow, sitting on the couch watching movies, just the two of us isn’t enough for me.
The thought of our first holiday together should be happy, but without family, it just upsets me. I haven’t figure out how to balance the two and make it a happy day.
Do you have any suggestions? I want a traditional Christmas, but don’t know how to obtain without family around.
Did you create new traditions as newlyweds?