Families and individuals celebrate holidays in many different ways. Some folks don't even celebrate at all, or perhaps do so in small ways. Most of us, however, enjoy the opportunity of treating a special day in a meaningful way.
If you want to build some family holiday traditions but you're not sure how, here are some ideas to put sparkle into your festivities:
Some celebrants really get into the spirit of the day by dressing in a red, white, and blue outfit in July or a costume for Halloween. A glittery dress at New Year's or a cherry bough pin for Presidents Day can let others know that you are recognizing the special day.
Sponsor an event. Don't wait to be asked to a party; have one yourself! Or arrange a gathering to acknowledge the holiday at hand. Invite friends to a Saint Patrick's Day spud-eating contest or a Memorial Day trip to the cemetery for a solemn visit to those that have passed on. Ask the neighbors over for home-made ice cream on July fourth or a cookout on Labor Day.
Whatever your favorite holiday, don't let it pass without taking time to do it up right this year. Cook, decorate, or dress for the occasion, and invite others to share your festivities. The most important things about the holidays is that all friends and families be united to have a great time together!