Christmas holidays will soon be here. A time to create new memories, reconnect with friends and family and rejuvenate. Creating lasting holiday memories doesn't have to be hard.
Start by picking a fun activity or outing that everyone will enjoy, like going ice skating, seeing a Christmas play, or visiting a festive market. If possible, try and plan your trip around an event that's happening in your area – like New Year's fireworks or Santa parades.
Create traditions that your family can look forward to each year – like baking cookies together or walking, skiing or sleighing around the neighbourhood to see all the Christmas lights.
There are many people who find themselves alone over the holidays. Maybe they don't have any family left, or maybe their family is far away. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of things to do to make sure this time is special. Sometimes friends can be the best family to have over the holidays, so get together for dinner or go shopping. Invite friends over to watch a Christmas movie together and serve eggnog and cookies.
Don't forget to give yourself time to just knit or crochet and complete those unfinished projects. I like to search the internet and make a list of new knitting patterns I want to try in the new year. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you enjoy yourself, and snap some selfies or take a video to capture the moments and celebrate this special time of year!
To end this post, I want to share a short video that my parents Joe and Ria captured on their 8mm movie camera back in the 1960s. We all learned to skate at a young age, and this is my family skating on an outdoor skating rink in the backyard of a family friend in Kamloops, BC. As we got older, we spent hours skating to Credence Clearwater Revival on a Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Arena. These magical memories last a lifetime!
A huge thank you to all the knitters and crocheters across Canada who joined our tribe at Joeriaknits in 2021 and 2022. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and may your Christmas and new year be merry and bright!Cheers! Yvonne