A Few of Our Favorite Things

No matter how or when you celebrate, the holidays hold special meaning and memories for many of us. At Solutions Advisors and Retiring by Design, we wanted to share a few of our favorite things about the holiday season along.

Opening presents on Christmas Eve – the rule was you could only open one but I would always negotiate and get to open two!
– Kristin

My favorite things involve all of the senses: seeing beautiful decorations, hearing holiday music and smelling and tasting seasonal treats like snicker doodles!
– Paula

I love the abundance of treats and parties that help keep everyone joyful!
– Amanda

Eating macaroni and cheese to my heart’s content without feeling guilty.
– Lauren

Remembering how I used to wake up my parents early on Christmas morning by playing Jingle Bells (badly!) on the clarinet.
– Patti

Making blueberry pancakes and sitting around all morning in my pajamas!
– Polly

Watching the joy of children during the holidays – it brings me back to my youth when I had those same magical feelings!
– Paul

The tree – the bigger the better! One year the tree was so large it took over the living room and became like a member of the family. We still laugh about that one!
– Michael

Experiencing the magic of the season through the eyes of my children. They make me believe in Santa Claus all over again!
– Courtney

When the kids were younger, setting up cookies and packages to make it look like Santa had visited.
– John

The annual trip to Busch Garden’s Christmastown. The kids think it’s a magical winterland – even though we’re in Virginia and 4,242 miles from the North Pole!
– Jeff

I just love the excitement our kids have when they run downstairs to wake us up, so they can open presents.
– Kevin

Wishing You All the Peace and Joy of the Holiday Season!

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