Holidays – Create Your Own Traditions

Everything doesn’t have to look the way it’s “supposed to.”

Easter is only a few days away. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like a lot of single people, your answer is either, “I don’t know,” or “Nothing.” If you’re tired of these being your answers every time a holiday approaches, read on.

It’s easy to let holiday traditions fall by the wayside when you’re single, and especially when you’re single and childless. Maybe you’re not near any family and your friends are all doing things with their families.

You certainly have the option of not celebrating at all, and there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what you want to do, but we get so few reasons to celebrate that I like to do the holidays up right. Sometimes that means creating your own traditions.

Just because Easter celebrations traditionally involve church, brunch, Easter baskets, an egg hunt, and Easter dinner, doesn’t mean that’s what yours has to look like. For years when I lived in Colorado, two friends and I would play golf in the morning, then have brunch at the golf course. We found different courses every year to shake it up a bit. I got to spend some time with friends, have a holiday meal, and still had the afternoon to myself to relax and enjoy the holiday.

If you’re stumped what to do this Easter, or any other holiday for that matter, here are 5 ways to celebrate that will make you appreciate the holidays again:

  1. Plan an outing with friends. See golf/brunch outing above. But it doesn’t have to be golf, it could be a hike and breakfast, or a bike ride and lunch, or even just a picnic in the park. The possibilities are endless, really, and when you make it an annual thing then it becomes a tradition. Your tradition.
  2. Have a celebration at your place. Instead of going out, have everyone over to your place. Single friends, married friends who aren’t celebrating with family, people who need an excuse not to spend the day with their families. 😀 Make it a pot luck to take the pressure off yourself and plan some fun activities, like board games.
  3. Have a “you” day. We don’t always get a lot of time to ourselves, especially if we’re involved in a lot of things outside the house. Plan some at-home spa treatments, a fave chick flick, maybe even a walk you haven’t taken for a while. Don’t forget to stock the pantry with your faves, either.
  4. Try a traditional holiday recipe you’ve never made before. Maybe hot cross buns or scalloped potatoes. You could even Zoom with a friend and do it “together.”
  5. Plant some Spring flowers in your garden. Whether you have an acre to fill or just a pot on your balcony, ‘tis the season for flowers if it’s warm enough in your area. Visit your local garden center to see what’s in bloom and ready to be planted.
Leslie Kaz, coach for single women

I help single women get from where they are to where they want to be by overcoming their sadness and starting to live their best lives through mindset and lifestyle changes. Contact me to learn how it’s possible to live a single, blissful life.

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