December and January are full of days to celebrate for our family. In addition to Christmas and New Year’s, we also celebrate the day we legally adopted Happy (December 29th), Three Kings Day (on January 6th, it is a significant Puerto Rican holiday), Ethiopian Christmas (on January 8th- the Ethiopian calendar is different from ours), the day we met as a family (January 26), and the day we came home (January 30). As we get older, it is easy for our sense of excitement about celebrations to wane. Though Happy doesn’t yet get everything about the holidays and our special family moments, he is beginning to understand and that’s so exciting to watch, thus reviving our own excitement.
Do you have favorite holiday traditions or new rituals for celebrating? Can’t wait to hear them!