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Gina Badalaty is a lifestyle blogger for moms raising kids with special needs. She is passionate about living a nontoxic life, inclusion for kids with disabilities and technology to help kids thrive.
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Dec 06, 2016
When I was a kid, my Catholic family got together on Christmas Eve for a two-day event. My Jewish cousins and uncle would attend too and we would decorate with both a Christmas tree and a menorah. At dinner, my uncle was always gave a Hebrew blessing over our meal.
For me, this sparked an interest in Judaism and later helped me to learn more about it as I studied it from a Christian angle. In fact, I always felt badly about the Christmas gifts, until my cousins explained, not too graciously, that Hanukkah offered them 8 days of gifts!
7 Tips for Mixing Faiths in Your Holiday Celebration
If your family is mixing faiths and cultures during this year’s holiday celebrations, take some time to make this a memorable event for everyone that fosters family, friendship and diversity. Here are 7 tips to help you get started.
Sharing the holidays with loved ones is a perfect way to unplug, and a great time to limit screen time for both parent and child. Instead, take this time to connect in person to learn more about the faith and culture of people who are important to your family. A diverse holiday celebration can help explain other religions to a child and build deeper relationships as everyone shares what is sacred to them.