Brooke Tucker-Reid, momstown Writer
You’d be hard pressed to find a kid who doesn’t have fond memories of the holiday season. Between a school-free winter break, delectable family parties, gifts and fun holiday traditions, there’s a lot to look forward to. It’s easy to get swept up in the material side of the holidays, but it’s important to teach our little ones how fortunate they are and create family traditions that are focused on spreading holiday cheer.
The holidays are a great opportunity to teach our kids that there is so much more to the season than gifts and turkey dinner. In fact, my Mom did just that when I was a kid. The one good deed that really stuck with me was when my Mother asked me to pick out some socks, mittens and a toque for a homeless man she’d pass on her way to work every day. I came with her to work one day on winter break, and we delivered the gift to him, wrapped with a bow. He was so excited that he didn’t want to open it in front of us, but instead in front of his buddies at the shelter.
Do you have any family traditions that help spread holiday cheer?