What is your favorite holiday tradition? We’d love to hear about it in the comments. Here are a few of Sara’s traditions. Enjoy the read!

There are lots of traditions that happen in my family and with my friends.  I’ll only be talking about a handful, since we have a ton!  Like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, traditions are important and if they change, it’s sometimes unsettling.

One of my favorite traditions that happens in my family is on my birthday, my dad will take me to the arboretum and read me a poem he wrote.  This year, the poem was about my apartment.

Another tradition that we do is the day after Thanksgiving, my family and I, get in the car and get our Christmas tree.  Sometimes traditions and situations change, so instead of going to our local Christmas tree farm, we go to a parking lot with my sister and her family to get their tree.  The tradition is still the same – we decorate the tree together.

Ever since I can remember, my best friend and I have traded gifts on New Year’s Eve, since we don’t see each other at Christmas.  It started with trading presents with her mom & friend, and now it’s trading presents with her boyfriend, my boyfriend and myself.

“Tradition.  Without our traditions,
Our lives would be as shaky as…
As a fiddler on the roof!” – Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof

-Sara DeVaney

I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors, true colors
Are beautiful like a rainbow
– “True Colors” from Glee