To me, the holidays usually brings families together. I live close to my family as well as the in-laws so it's not like we don't see each other on a regular basis.
However, it does get us having dinner together, laughing more and reminiscing more. More opportunities to get the camera out and take those pictures that usually get neglected through out the year.
To me, I really enjoy having Christmas at my parent's house with them and my brother cause it makes me feel like a little girl again. The smell, feel, sounds....everything. I just love it so much!!
Now that I have my own child, it's fun to see Christmas all over again but through her eyes. I get so excited when she opens her gifts. Like that feeling when I was a little girl. It's like I get to live it up all through her excitement and joy!
In fact, just the other day my daughter and I made snowflakes for the first time with coffee filters. It really was fun! We then hung them up and it was something we did together and she can now hold on to these special memories for herself!
What does the holidays mean to you?