I love this idea!!
As each holiday comes (trust me there are TONS when you are combining two cultures) Lawrance and I talk about the traditions we want for our family. It's fun taking time to decide what is most important to us and contemplating how we want to celebrate these special days as a couple now and later as a family.
There are some distinct advantages of being a cross-cultural couple.
- We have lots of holidays to celebrate.
- We can blend the best of two cultures.
- People give us a little more freedom because we are "different."
- Compromise is easy since there are fewer expectations.
Maybe it's because I'm left brained. Maybe it's because I'm a planner. Maybe it's because I am list maker. Maybe it's because I'm afraid if we don't have a plan in place, my children won't delight in (have a special connection to) American holidays.
But whatever the reason . . . I want to live intentionally, making the most of the time we've been given.
Besides reenacting the Easter story with playdough, does anyone have any other ideas, suggestions, or traditions to share about how you meaningfully celebrate Easter with your family?