Most holidays-religious or not, include gathering. With over 7 billion people on planet earth and counting, perhaps it’s time we rethink all gathering at once.
Enter create your own holiday! This year we gave Thanksmas a try. The urban dictionary defines Thanksmas as the celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas with family that will not be able to be together at Christmas. We coordinated with our family in the north to find a day that would be convenient for everyone to gather. We found a random Sunday in December. There was no shortage of food, cheer and joy. There were no traffic jams and no kids cranky from being over shuffled from house to house. Even Mother Nature seemed to go with the idea as she gave us the gift of a clear, sunny day.
If you decide to venture out on the holiday this season, I wish you well. Be sure to look both ways, you don’t want to get run over by a reindeer.
What do you do to make the holidays more festive?