2. Find Ways to Incorporate Past Traditions
A newly formed family doesn’t mean that couples need to start from scratch entirely when planning ways to celebrate the holidays, especially if there are ways of celebrating from the past that still bring joy and meaning to all involved. Jaqlynn, a mom of two, recalls the early days of celebrating the holidays with her then-six-year-old daughter and new husband: “We didn’t have the issue of splitting time during the holidays as some blended families do, as I have sole custody of my daughter. Still, it was important to me that as we began to celebrate the holidays as a new family of three, we kept our holiday traditions the same as they had been since my daughter was born. These were the things that were important to me that we kept the same.” Keeping traditions of the past can provide a sense of stability and familiarity for children in blended families, and as long as everyone is on board with them, they can bring just as much joy as they did before.
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