I wrote this years ago but was recently asked how I keep Christmas as a single adult and basically this still holds true. I started my own traditions that are just for me and do them every year without fail, even last year when it was such a mess with moving and building my house (although I didn’t put up a large tree) the spirit of the tradition is always kept.
It’s hard to believe there is only a week left until Christmas. As is usually the case, the month of December has flown by and I have packed it in with tons of cool Holiday experiences. I decided a long time ago I was never going to miss out on a full life because I am single- this includes Christmas. As a result, I have established a number of my own Christmas traditions that are unique to me (meaning I did not necessarily do them in my family while growing up).
1. The first ‘single tradition’ I have developed is what I call my “memory tree”. I’ve mentioned my tree before on this blog, but it’s a way to decorate with ornaments that symbolize or were purchased concurrent with special moments/vacations in my life. I have an ornament for the colleges I attended, the states I’ve lived in, the places…
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