The holidays are here, and this season is all about spending time with loved ones! Here are some tips from your Mason Dixie fam to truly make this the most wonderful time of the year. 1) Start a new tradition! Starting a new tradition is a great way to make the holidays even more special. It makes space for memories to be created aside from the hustle and bustle of the season. Here’s some traditions that we find pretty awesome: o Design a new ornament to hang on the tree every year o Pick out a Christmas Tree together o Drive (or walk) around your neighborhood to check out the holiday lights o Take an annual holiday picture wearing matching pajamas 2) Test out a fun, kid-friendly recipe Quality time with loved ones is one of the sweetest parts of the holiday season (aside from the goodies). Try making a fun, new, and kid-friendly recipe! Here’s some that we recommend: o Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees o Cranberry & Orange Scone Brie Bites o Scone Waffles with Chocolate Mint Gravy 3) Kick your morning off with Holiday Music From the wise words of Buddy the Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”. Rock out to our Christmas Hits playlist in the morning and you are guaranteed to be one jolly soul for the rest of the day! o Check out our playlist on Spotify! 4) Give back to your local community Alas, one of our favorite tips! It is important to remember the reason for the season, and give back to those in need. We get it, not everyone has the means to donate, but there are other ways to give back: o Volunteer at a local food bank or non-profit o Lend a hand to a random act of kindness o Help organize a fundraiser for a cause you are passionate about o Visit those in senior living facilities to prevent the feeling of isolation and depression this time of year!