Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday traditions (something old)

Every year during the holidays, we work on a new jigsaw puzzle. It's usually holiday-themed. Sometimes, like this year, it's just wintery. When we first started this tradition (our son was around four), the puzzle was 100 pieces. This year was our most ambitious yet: 1,000 pieces of neutral-colored, maddening puzzle. We had a separate, easier one for the girls to do.

I love this tradition. We spread out the puzzle on the dining room table and spend a lot of evenings poring over it. It's a nice way to slow down over the holidays. Take a breath. Focus on something that isn't rush, rush, rush.


  1. Fun idea! Maybe we'll try this next week or over the weekend. It's been a year or so since our last family puzzle. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Hi, rhome! Thanks for dropping by! Have fun with your family puzzle. It really is a great way for friends and family to connect. Plus the lack of electronics appeals to the Luddite in me.


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