Every family has a story. How you tell it matters, because how we remember our stories shapes how we view ourselves and how others see us. Using the Legacy Storytelling method, this blog post will teach you how to take your family’s holiday memories and build a story about a favorite holiday memory that will carry them through the generations.
Why write about your Favorite holiday memories?
You might be wondering why would someone write about their favorite holiday memory? Recounting this cherished moment is a way to bring the past into the present. It can help capture moments in our lives that are often fleeting but also help us remember what truly matters most to us.
You can explore the different aspects of writing about your favorite holiday memory, including how it can provide meaning now as well as later on down the line for yourself or others reading it after you've passed away.
Holiday Family Story Planner
This Planner is intended to help you capture stories during the holidays and connect with family and friends. We know that sometimes the only time you see these humans, is during the holidays and that makes it extra special.
We know what it means to have seen someone last holiday and now they aren't there.
This planner and activity kit is designed to facilitate storytelling and connecting while you enjoy each other's company. Think of this planner as a guide. Use what works for you and skip the rest.
Writing Prompts: Holiday Memories
Do you have a favorite holiday memory? We're always on the lookout for new and different ways to tell our story. For those of us who enjoy writing, we might find inspiration in these prompts:
- What is your favorite holiday memory?
- How has this event changed over the years as you've grown up?
- How does this particular memory make you feel?
These prompts can be the start of a conversation that can help you or help someone else tell their story. Take some time to check this is a guideline. You can use any other prompt you'd like. If you have the printed pages or printed journals, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out.
Week 43 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Favorite Holiday memories
Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday tradition with your family this year, take time to reflect on what it is that makes these occasions so special. Write down the story of one of your favorite memories from a past holiday season and share it with someone who may not be as fortunate to have such fond holiday memories.
Writing About Favorite Holiday Memories with Someone You Love
Working with a family member or someone you are caring for? These questions can help spark more memories and an opportunity to discover new untold stories. You can start by picking a holiday memory and asking them about it.
- Why did they choose this memory?
- What do they think of it now?
- How has their opinion changed over time?
These questions can help you connect with your loved ones and establish stronger bonds and restore human dignity one story at a time. Telling stories is one of the best ways you can connect with people. It's also a way to help your loved ones find their voice and share their story, helping them feel more confident in themselves.
If there's anything we've learned over the course of our 52 weeks together here at The Legacy Recorder-it's that storytelling can help people heal and remember those they love most dearly. We hope you'll use this site to tell stories about all aspects of life because sharing personal narratives will give others insight into their own lives and remind them how precious every moment is!