Ideas for Traditions
December 12, 2012 5:05 PM Subscribe
What are some non-religious family (winter?) traditions that don't have to involve children?
posted by charmcityblues to grab bag (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like my husband and I could use some traditions. We're far away from family, don't have kids, and are culturally/religiously very different than our community, which, as far as I can tell, is 100% Christian (we're Jewish). Especially during the holiday season, things feel kind of empty in our undecorated, un-festive house.
We're not super into Hanukkah (we see it as a minor blip of a holiday that's been blown up to compete with Christmas). At this point, we're totally not interested in having a Hanukkah bush or putting up Hanukkah lights or whatever.
My family (and his) had great traditions growing up, but they were almost all totally kid-focused. I'm sure that we'll eventually work those into the mix, but they feel silly and forced without kids.
What are your secular, no-kids-necessary, winter (or all-season) family traditions?