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

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 11.07.18
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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  • deerlee By deerlee
    11.19.18  

    making lots of cookies

  • Sally692 By Sally692
    11.19.18  

    We watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Thanksgiving morning while we're all in the kitchen making the final dishes for dinner. We're all crowded in the kitchen cracking jokes and rubbing elbows. Its always such a fun time for the memories!

  • katiebug1998 By katiebug1998
    11.19.18  

    Being with family and baking.

  • Birdiebee By Birdiebee
    11.19.18  

    My favorite holiday tradition is that all individuals present Christmas morning partake in making Christmas breakfast/brunch while being packed into a tiny kitchen meant for two. So many laughs and so much fun!

  • Melon25 By Melon25
    11.19.18  

    My family always watches the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas parades on TV. We also share holiday jokes at our meal.

  • dora923 By dora923
    11.19.18  

    Playing family games on Christmas Eve.

  • Caregiver59 By Caregiver59
    11.19.18  

    I buy Christmas ornaments every year for the family members, with the year on it

  • Caregiver59 By Caregiver59
    11.19.18  

    I buy Christmas ornaments every year for the family members, with the year on it

  • blesstheirheartsmom By blesstheirheartsmom
    11.19.18  

    walking our Christas in the park every year with my daughter- it's our special alone time amid the craziness of the season

  • Maqqiee760 By Maqqiee760
    11.19.18  

    My Favorite Holiday Tradition Is That Everybody from Our Family Member In Our House Has To Put The Tree For Christmas Up , Having A Awesome Family Time While Doing it And Spending Some Family Time

  • tamaraben By tamaraben
    11.19.18  

    The children and I deliver foods baskets to families who have fallen on hard times

  • Philly_Girl By Philly_Girl
    11.19.18  

    I like to bake cookies with the kids

  • miswede54 By miswede54
    11.19.18  

    baking our family Swedish coffee cakes with my daughters. We have such fun and i'm now doing it with my grand children too!

  • SimpleeNelly By SimpleeNelly
    11.19.18  

    We will be doing our thanksgiving secret Santa name drawing

  • queenubian1995 By queenubian1995
    11.19.18  

    We've had the same holiday traditions for years. We always go to my sisters house on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We laugh and enjoy each others company so much. It's always a good time when we finally get together because we're all always so busy doing other things.

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