Throughout the month of December, I’ll be writing a post a day for the fabulous project Reverb 12.  It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s wrapping up and using the fruits of that reflection to shape the year ahead – in other words, exactly the kind of thing I love to think about!  So, without further ado, here’s today’s prompt.

Traditions:  Do you follow old traditions or do you work to create new traditions?  What role has tradition played in your life over the past year?  Are there traditions you hope to create or embrace in 2013?

This year, my younger daughter has become increasingly interested in her Hungarian heritage.  Our family has been trying to incorporate a bit more Hungarian tradition into our year, like Mikulás.  We’re also learning more of the Hungarian language and finding Hungarians in popular culture and history as much as possible.

Generally speaking, we don’t hold to any one tradition.  We do things that feel meaningful as a family, based on what traditions are ours to choose from.