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Celebrate with the #SheSpeaksTraditions Giveaway. Win an Etsy Gift Card & Thankful Tree!

Celebrate with the #SheSpeaksTraditions Giveaway. Win an Etsy Gift Card & Thankful Tree!

Do you watch football every Thanksgiving? Does an elf sit on your shelf before Christmas? Or do you spin a dreidel on Chanukah? We all have our traditions to personalize the holidays and make them feel special.

But some traditions are more common than others. So we want to know... what holiday traditions do you follow each year? Tell us to win a $50 Etsy gift card and a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Kit!

To get you started, here are some of the non-traditional traditions SheSpeaks staff members celebrate during the holidays:

A Thanksgiving Tree

We do a Thanksgiving Tree every year. Everyone gets leaves and they write what they are thankful for and then we hang them from branches that we collect together. It's very sweet. - Aliza   Enter below to win your own Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Kit, plus a $50 Etsy gift card!

Years of Memories

Each kid gets a new ornament for our Christmas tree every year. We buy it from a store that has tons of ornaments - they even write their name and year on it. My kids are now 21 and 16 so we have tons of them, everything from soccer, gymnastics and baseball to graduations and driving. - Missy

Cooking Experiments

Instead of gifts every night for Chanukah, we spend some nights doing activities with the kids, usually involving food and a giant mess. We've tried making sushi (a sticky-rice mess), fondue (a chocolate mess) and pasta (the biggest mess of all - flour was everywhere!) - Susan

A Christmas Pizza

We make homemade pizza on Christmas Eve, for every year of my life I can remember except one! We even make the crust from scratch and everyone picks their own toppings. Even my teenage son calls it "the best tradition ever." - Carol

New Year's Signature Cocktail for Two

My New Year's Eve tradition is to make a fancy dinner at home and skip the crowds. In addition to getting some decadent food, we try a new signature cocktail, candles & mood music so we can feel like we've transformed our house into a swanky restaurant. - Emily

What's your favorite holiday tradition? Tell us for the chance to win a $50 Etsy gift card and a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree!


#SheSpeaksTraditions Giveaway

*One lucky commenter, Tweeter or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Etsy gift card and a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree (if the tree is sold out, the prize will instead be a $75 Etsy gift card.) Giveaway is open through November 25th, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member peter26.

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  • jagerwench By jagerwench

    I enjoy holiday baking and spending time with my loved ones.

  • Jessicamichelle_12 By Jessicamichelle_12

    My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies with my grandma and my daughter!

  • mami2jcn By mami2jcn

    We love decorating the tree.

  • demure79 By demure79

    We have a Christmas tradition of Santa Mouse, that leaves a gift in the tree and the kids have to find it. My kids are adults but I still do it!

  • alpal99 By alpal99

    My favorite holiday tradition is cooking and baking with my family and sitting down to enjoy what we made with everyone.

  • angel92591 By angel92591

    Drinking Hot coca on Christmas before opening gifts with family and my kids.

  • Gjprasad By Gjprasad

    Putting up all XMAS decor the day after Thanksgiving

  • ajcoupons By ajcoupons

    Watching Christmas movies and hot cocoa with my three sons. Baking and having Christmas coffee with friends.

  • Becca8g1 By Becca8g1

    My little boys love decorating. I let them help with everything, and once it's all done, we make extra decorations for the cabinets. Everyday is one to remember!

  • smooney1202 By smooney1202

    I just love spending time with my friends and family, mostly the people that I don't get to see very often.

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