Yes- it does happen. People move during the Holidays.
Imagine your typical Christmas preparations and all the “over the top “ planning that occurs…wrapping, shopping, baking, shopping visiting, shopping, entertaining, school plays and concerts, eating and then add MOVING to a new home into that equation….Holy Reindeer!!
Talk about a recipe for stress…. But only, IF you let it.
Talking from experience, We Poiriers were new to Strathmore during the Holidays (years ago now)
There were soooo many things to consider but we wanted our Kids experience to be THE priority…. Because, lets face it- Christmas is for Family and especially the kids.
We had no other family here when we moved and we were in a new province.
But…. a WHITE Christmas was going to be a first for us….cool.
So we all sat down and made a list of NEW traditions …It was a perfect time to create new memories with new traditions. We all got to pick one new tradition each and 17 years later, each tradition is honoured -from “More than Ice Cream” for Christmas Eve Dinner (they were the only restaurant open that first year, and our waitress still remembers us each year) to skating outdoors on Christmas Day (only 2 Christmas’ we’ve had no ice to skate on but hiking in +15c sunny weather is a great substitute.)
Another important item that first year was an EARLY letter to Santa letting him know that we had moved, complete with directions on how to get to our new house… it was all good Santa found us and we started our traditions …Strathmore was our NEW HOME
Traditions during the Holiday season are treasured memories; whether you are NEW to your town or have always lived there, keep traditions. Or start a new one.
The REPs Group want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
Merry Christmas ALL!!
Hayley, Carey, Christa, Kate, Michelle E and Michelle N, Tina, Brandy, Kim and Lynn