I’d tell you the holidays are my favorite time of year (if you know me well, you are chuckling a bit thinking that I somehow favor the cool (COLD!) days of Winter over my beloved Summertime) and, in many ways, I deserve that bit of laughter…but, in many ways, it is the truth. It is the traditions this time of year that have my heart.
We don’t listen to vinyl records anymore and there are a large variety of Christmas albums that make the rotation beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving, however, for the sake of nostalgia, the Carpenters often make a cameo.
But the music and the decorations are just the beginning of our traditions.
And as each and every card arrives to our home, my family allows me the joy of being the one to open each piece of mail. Those cards – covered in friends and family from all over the world, settle in to a place of honor on our mantle. It brings me an obscene amount of joy to be surrounded by so many people I adore.
As my small people climb from our car on Christmas Eve, fresh from a day with their grandparents and cousins, they always discover Christmas PJ’s wrapped and waiting for them in front of the fireplace. It is a moment I relish.
Tell me about your traditions – which do you hold most dear? Take a look at this quick video (it is less than 30 seconds). It solidifies how I feel about the importance of valuing the traditions that protect us and lift us up.
In AT&T’s research this year, they found that 57% of people are more likely to stop distracted driving if a friend or family member pressures them – this means HALF of people are just waiting for us to TELL them to stop.
Feel free to share this quick video with friends and family – as I KNOW you want them safely celebrating with you this holiday season. And PLEASE take the It Can Wait Pledge. Promise (if this is a habit of yours) that it will be one you break for 2018. Your friends and family will be grateful.
In 2017, the Campaign reached TWENTY MILLION PLEDGES. (Will you make it twenty million and one? And two? And three?) In celebration of reaching this milestone, AT&T donated $20,000 to Students Against Destructive
Decisions, one of our partner safety organizations.
Thank you, as always, for being here. Happy and safe holidays to you and your family.
Disclosure: As I have many times in the past, I’m both honored and grateful to partner with my friends at AT&T to talk about the importance of this campaign. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.