5 Holiday Traditions To Start This Year
Top 5 Holiday Traditions with Town & Country Village.
One of the best parts about the holiday season is revisiting fun and meaningful holiday traditions every year. Some traditions are passed down from generation to generation, while others are newly created to fit certain seasons of our lives. This year, enjoy these Top 5 Holiday Traditions with the help of Town & Country Village.
1) Decorate Together for the Holidays with Help from Town & Country Village
Often the most important part of decorating for the holidays is getting a Christmas tree for your home! Whether you’re using a real one or putting up a faux tree, every tree needs ornaments. Decorating a tree is fun for the whole family and something that young and old alike can take part in.
Pottery Barn’s beautiful ornaments will brighten up any tree. Select from lovely whimsical felt ornaments to classic mercury glass baubles depicting traditional Christmas themes.
For additional ornament selection, try Trudy’s Hallmark. Kids love many of the character-based Hallmark Keepsake ornaments from Disney characters to the Peanuts Gang. There are so many to choose from!
Nothing completes a decorated living room like stockings hanging by a fireplace. Get your stockings from Pottery Barn’s extensive collection and let everyone hang up their own. Pick from all kinds of patterns and material, from knit to quilted. You can even have the stockings embroidered with each family member’s name.
A lovely wreath is what you need to provide a welcoming touch right at the door. Find joyful creations like wreaths, centerpieces, and more at The Accessory Place. Decide together on where you should hang these cheerful garlands.
Festive linens will bring the feeling of the holidays to every meal this season. Get some help from the family and set your dining table with beautiful holiday-themed table runners, accessories, and cloth napkins from Williams-Sonoma to set the mood. Add some Christmas tableware for a celebratory touch sure to please the eye.
2) Enjoy Food & Family Focused Holiday Traditions
Food always brings people together and for most families, cooking together is a special part of the holidays. Different families might have different specialties. For some, it may be making and wrapping tamales with grandparents. For others, it could be getting elbow deep in flour and sugar and baking cookies with the kids. Some families like to make popcorn to string and hang around a tree as a decorative garland.
No matter what your food and cooking traditions are during the holidays, you can count on Randalls to supply all the ingredients. Don’t forget to pick up some storage containers and bags for the leftovers or to send home with guests.
Not everyone has to cook to enjoy holiday foodie traditions. Enjoy a new tradition of eating out somewhere fun together, or bringing home something delicious from one of our famed restaurants and eateries.
How about starting a tradition of Takeout Tacos from Caliente or Escalante’s to go with a Christmas movie? Cozy up on a laid-back afternoon and watch Hallmark holiday movies while munching on Bruschetta & Cheese Boards from Postino. Or, try a Sushi and Santa night with sushi from Nori to go along with a classic Christmas flick.
3) Do Family Photos with A New Twist. Ideas for A Holiday Tradition Refresh!
Part of the challenge when taking family portraits for your annual Christmas card is coordinating everyone’s outfits. Get your basics and your holiday festive outfits for the whole family at the Gap. Visit Carter’s for more wardrobe options for babies and young children.
Head over to our shopping center for your own unique photo shoot! Consider taking casual selfies at the waterfall rock garden or with lovely holiday décor in the background. Make your way to the Hill Country Cow in front of Randalls. Use it as a quirky photo prop sure to result in one-of-a-kind photos. The kids are sure to love this colorful cow sculpture and it will put a whole new twist on your holiday photo session.
If you plan to design Christmas cards or photo gifts for family, Walgreens can help. Not only can they print up holiday cards for you to send off, they can make any photo into an ornament, mug, puzzle or more to gift. Talk about a one-of-a-kind present for someone special!
4) Spread some Cheer with Community Service. Make these Holiday Traditions last.
During the holidays, we are reminded that there are those in the community who may need a helping hand. Consider shopping for toys at The Learning Express and Barnes & Noble to donate to a toy collection at the local YMCA or Fire Department.
Pick up extra groceries and non-perishables at Randalls to drop off at a local food pantry. Some things you donate are canned fruits and vegetables, rice, beans, pasta, and shelf-stable milk. Don’t forget to add a can-opener or two to your list as well. You might also consider donating Randalls gift cards to help families who need a little extra assistance this season. Doing something special for others creates a meaningful bond your family and friends will always remember. So share the love!
5) Gather with Family and Friends at Home or at Town & Country Village
The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends. If you’re hosting at home, the little details are what makes a house extra festive and guest-friendly. Make sure your guest bathroom is well-stocked with cheerful, scented holiday soap like Vanilla Bean or Winter Candy Apple from Bath & Body Works.
Plug in a fun Christmas tree nightlight and add a welcoming scent by pairing it with Bath & Body Works’ popular Wallflower fragrances, such as Under the Christmas Tree or Fresh Balsam.
Skip the cooking and cleaning and make a reservation at one of our excellent restaurants for a meal out. Book a private dining space at Fleming’s and ask about their décor upgrades for special occasions. You can also check out the semi-private spaces and group dining options at Postino and enjoy some great wine with your fabulous meal. Call about the party room at Escalante’s and enjoy buffet style service for your large group gathering. Good food and good company!
No matter what your holiday traditions are each year, Town & Country is here to help you celebrate and make the most of this season.
For more fun ideas here’s 25 Holiday Traditions to Start This Year from Parents Magazine.
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