It’s finally Christmas time, and that means we get to see all of the family members we miss throughout the year. It’s so exciting to catch up on each other’s lives and hear about what everybody else has been up to. Plus, chowing down on a big family potluck is easily one of the best experiences life offers every year.
Like our own lives, the history of Christmas is long and storied. Christmas has gone through complex and fascinating changes that affected how people celebrate the holiday.
Do you know where your family’s Christmas traditions come from?
We bet they’re rooted somewhere in history.
When you’re sitting around the hearth before exchanging gifts and brainstorming where your traditions come from, consider sharing your personal connection with Christmas and regaling your family about your favorite Christmas memories. The stories of our childhoods are often heartwarming to the people who helped mold us into who we are today.
Whether you’re reflecting on history of Christmas itself, or getting lost in your own memories, the holiday is always an excellent opportunity to connect with your family and let them know how important they are in your life.
History of Christmas Traditions Infographic
Below we have an infographic depicting the history of Christmas traditions.
Can you spot the events that sparked how your family celebrates?
What are YOUR Christmas or holiday traditions?
Do you form new ones over time or just cling to the old?