Holidays & Celebrations

One adoptive mother describes her multicultural family's holiday traditions.

“Our Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration”

“Our Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration”

When this big, multicultural family gets together for Thanksgiving, the table is laden with more than turkey and gravy.

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Celebrating Christmas with a longed-for adopted daughter after infertility

“My Christmas Dream Come True”

When I bought the ornament, I imagined hanging it on the tree with the child I was carrying. But after I miscarried, I packed it away for years.

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Holiday activities bring everyone closer

Avoiding Overwhelm During the Holidays

Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.

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Kwanzukkah includes fruit, along with other food and drinks

“Our Family’s Unique Kwanzukkah Celebration”

The story of how one transracial family reinvented their holiday traditions.

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First Mother's Day garland

Share Your Story: First Mother’s or Father’s Day

We asked our reader panel: How did you celebrate your first Mother's Day or Father's Day? What's since become an annual tradition?

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Learn how to celebrate Russian Christmas.

Celebrating Russian Christmas

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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Use these tips for celebrating Kwanzaa in your multicultural family.

Celebrating Kwanzaa

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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Learn how to celebrate multicultural traditions for the holidays.

Celebrating La Navidad

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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Rituals and traditions brought this adoptive family closer

“The Tie That Binds”

Whether you follow rituals from your own childhood or establish new ones, one truth remains the same: Traditions are what memories are made of. Here, four families share their stories.

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Holiday traditions can change when your family grows

Share Your Story: Evolving Holiday Traditions

We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family's existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.

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Traditions and rituals bring families closer

A Season of Rituals

Your school-age child is ready to participate in the creation of meaningful holiday customs.

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Creating New Holiday Traditions with Your Adopted Kids

“We’ve Always Done It That Way”

The uncharted journey of our first Christmas together etched a road of new, heart-warming traditions.

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Holidays with your new baby will be a joy

Rethinking Priorities During the Holiday Season

Your newly adopted baby needs a safe, stable environment in order to develop trust and bond. Here are ways to keep the chaos of the holidays at bay.

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