Tonawanda News — THREE: Do the stuff. You know, the stuff.
It varies for everyone, but every person or family has “the stuff.” Maybe they’re traditions handed down for generations. Maybe it’s a Christmas church service or a completely secular observance of the season. Maybe it’s a decoration that must go up with much fanfare every year. Maybe it’s an event you always attend. (Like my family and the Santa on the Carrousel affair at the Herschell Carrousel Museum.) Maybe it’s on the lead-up to the holiday, or the day itself. Maybe it’s an immense fancy dinner or Chinese food on the couch. Maybe it’s a donation to a charity, a walk to look at Christmas lights, the most sorry-looking of Christmas trees, a letter written to Santa with your kids. Whatever.
That’s the stuff that makes it special. So do it.
And have a good Thanksgiving ... and happy holidays.Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @JillKeppeler.