Traditions can be fun to follow, but then again sometimes you need to let traditions go if they do not fit your current life. I loved having a Christmas tree as a child, even if it was an artificial silver tinsel 1960s tree. When I met my husband we got a more realistic looking yet still artificial tree. It got to the point that it was falling apart. We purchased small table top real trees for a few years. Then we started traveling at the holidays and stopped the Christmas tree tradition. This year we will be home but unless I have a very last-minute change of heart we will go treeless.
I wrapped a few gifts today. As there is no tree to place them under I set them in the center of my studio table. It is not the first holiday that I have done this, but until just now I had not thought of it as a tradition, but I guess it is. It works for me, so maybe I’ll deliberately plan to follow this new tradition of mine in years to come.