What Is Your
The holiday season is meant to create memories, as you share meaningful moments and traditions with your loved ones. Join us as we share what this time of year is all about.
God has Blessed this family in more ways than we can count. Even in the tightest of times, He has always provided us with enough to help others. Adopting a family is an easy way to show appreciation for our Blessings. To me… that’s what my family has always stood for.
– Damon W.
– Johannah T.
– Desiree D.
This year I will also be attending a Saints Football game in New Orleans and I rented an Airbnb Villa for the weekend, with a private chef doing brunch on that Sunday morning before the game. Brunch menu will be shrimp/w loaded grits, Hennessy french toast, fresh fruit, chicken and waffles, beignets and mimosas.
– Marlene P.
But for the past two holiday seasons, we started a new tradition and have led our own project in an effort to honor my aunt, Christine, after her battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Tia Chrissy would always say how she wanted to encourage those who were in her same situation and remind them how loved and not alone they were. To continue her legacy, our family launched a project that creates care baskets for oncology patients at one of the hospitals in the Houston Medical Center where she underwent treatment. Through Amazon wishlists and financial donations, all items included in the basket have been carefully curated with the hospital. In Mid-December, we will package and deliver the care baskets in hopes that the patients feel the love and light that my aunt so brilliantly brought to the world and have a Merry Christmas.
– Melissa B.
– Christina C.
For my family, the holidays are intently focused on gratitude, service and gathering. Our family tradition begins with service. We volunteer with various organizations throughout December. My siblings and their families spend Christmas Eve at my home and we spend the evening with good fun, games and food. And for the last 20-years we have held brunch on Christmas morning at my great-aunt’s house, we have over 100 family members that show up. I look forward these times, because the memories themselves are reminders of the grace God provides.
– Nikki K.
Dec 19, 2022
We gather as a family, the WHOLE family, for Christmas Eve – I have a ritual of making my Mom’s eggnog recipe in her memory. It’s a pretty stout recipe, so everyone is in for the night – LOL! We open gifts at midnight – in fine Noche Buena tradition!