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Ways to kick off traditions this holiday season

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Celebrate this holiday season by decorating cookies with your loved ones and share with neighbors, friends and family!

Traditions often mean something to one and their loved ones. Small moments like these can light up a holiday season with joy and happiness. While some holiday traditions live through generations and generations of families,others may only last a few years. Nevertheless, they bring joy to many throughout the holiday seasons. Here are some traditions students can start to get into the holiday spirit.

Hosting a food/clothing drive
Holiday traditions form a strong bond between families and the community among them. Many food and clothing drives are held during this time of the year to help those in need in the local community. Holding or participating in a simple drive collecting coats, warm clothing and canned food can help make families holiday season. This can remind students and their families to help give back to others in need, as it will help bring them and their family that same holiday joy they experience.

Cookie decorating
Gather some close friends and family to decorate some holiday cookies. With various cookie cutters and endless frosting colors, cookie decorating is a staple during the holiday season and is a fun way to get together, give to loved ones and put out a snack for Santa .

Watch holiday movies
Grab some cozy blankets, fuzzy socks and a bowl of popcorn and watch a holiday movie this winter season. The holiday season calls for cold nights out and warm nights in. Pop some popcorn and grab some winter snacks and find a classic holiday movie. The Grinch, Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf and Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer are all must-watch classics this winter season.

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Holiday shopping
The holiday season calls for some of the best sales of the year. Score the best deals from black friday all the way until the new year. Whether you want a refresh of clothes, makeup or gifts for others, the holiday season is the best time to shop for your loved ones and those around you.

Ice skating
Embrace the cold this season by going ice skating. An underrated activity in the cold, ice skating is a classic way to get a good laugh out. Bundling up in scarves and hats, ice skating is the best activity for a classic winter outfit. Pose on the ice under the twinkling lights and snap the best Instagram worthy pics.

Snow activities
Snow during the winter season is the best gift you could get. There are endless possibilities that you could do in the snow weather: building a snowman, having a snowball fight or sledding. Despite the brutal temperatures playing in the snow lights up the winter season and brings you and your family a little bit closer.

Holiday traditions can make or break the holiday season. With the perfect way to end this year don’t let this winter slip past and try out some new holiday traditions with friends and family.

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Isabel Vorabhanda, Promotions & Subscriptions Manager
Isabel Vorabhanda is a sophomore and the Subscriptions Manager of the Observer. This is her second year taking journalism. During her free time, she enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends, listening to music and baking.

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