holiday traditions

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

Out Of The Ordinary: Christmas Treasures

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor. Read...
Trish Cantillon of The Refresh    |   12.21.18   |   SHARE
Families
I didn’t think a lot about gratitude growing up. That is, until the desire to maintain an old tradition motivated me to ask a new question.

Gratitude: A New Holiday From An Old Tradition

I didn’t think a lot about gratitude growing up. That is, until the desire to maintain an old tradition motivated me to ask a new question. Read...
Fahrin Kermally of The Refresh    |   12.19.18   |   SHARE
Voices
Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase.

Inheriting My Grandma's Crèche Keeps Us Connected

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase. Someday I hope to pass down the responsibility to my niece. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   12.18.18   |   SHARE
Families
I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce is to Kwanzaa.

The Year My Grandma Tried (And Failed) To Make Kwanzaa Happen

I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce us to Kwanzaa. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
Families
I remember the Christmas that completely killed our childhood wonder.

Exchanging Old Christmas Memories For New Ones       

My sister and I aren’t the only people damaged by Christmases past. We're taking back the holiday and building new Christmas memories. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
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The Witchy, Feminist Story Behind St. Lucia Day​      

Her “winter goddess” aesthetic evokes notions of frigidity and the vast darkness of the wintry Nordic landscape. This is the story behind St. Lucia Read...
Laura Dorwart    |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Thanksgivng: a good day. (Image Credit: Unsplash)

Take A Politics Time-Out, And Other Thanksgiving Pro Tips

That headline is a bit of false advertising, as I am in not quite qualified to proclaim myself a “Thanksgiving Pro.” We’ve made a turkey all of two Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   11.23.16   |   SHARE