“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again with candy canes and silver lanes aglow!”
Growing up, the holiday season (and more specifically Christmas for me) truly was a time filled with wonder, with all the Christmas carols, candy canes, the window decorations and lights, Santa Clauses on every street, and of course the gifts. Still today, I insist on listening to very same version of the Christmas carols I grew up on, just to bring me back to that magical time.
I realize I’m writing this for a global, multicultural crowd who doesn’t necessarily relate to these particular memories I’m sharing with you, but I think most people–whether they celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Kings Day, Lucia, Ramadan, Diwali or nothing at all!–relate to growing up with a yearly tradition that brought some enchantment into their young lives.
If you’re like me (and I was a Christmas maniac), the worst day of the year was December 26th. The year leading back to the following Christmas just felt so long in those days!
When I turned 18, my grandfather passed away and our tradition of celebrating Christmas with that set of grandparents in New York City died with him. That’s when I realized that the Christmas I cherished could never really be the same, because I simply no longer saw things with my naive children’s eyes anymore.
But as a new parent, guess what I’m excited about? You know it — we’re going to get to relive the magic of the holiday season all over again!
But this time, it’s our turn to create these magical moments with our children and instill that feeling of utter wonder in them.
So for the holiday season this year, bébé voyage wants to take a tour around the world with you and find out how each and everyone of you are reliving your childhood moments with bébé in tow.
How are you instilling the traditions of your childhood, those of your partner ‘s upbringing, and, most important, how are you creating your own new traditions for your family?
Reliving the Magic
In an effort to really get a good visual on what the world of babies is up to this holiday season, we are posting pictures of you and bébé doing something in your area related to the holidays (e.g., going to see the Zoo Lights in Chicago, going to the beach in Sri Lanka, on the ski slopes in the Alps, or having fresh, local mangoes with your Thanksgiving turkey).
Remember this is about the traditions you are creating for your bébé, so if you are living in a part of the world you didn’t grow up in, we are all the more curious to see what you are doing in your new location to soak up the culture there!
A Holiday Map of Pictures of You and Bébé Living the Holiday Magic
We’ve created a board on Pinterest here which we will populate and pin to a map with all of the pictures we receive.
If you are on Pinterest, please follow our board!
How to be a Part of it
Our ask is that you share pictures of you and bébé doing something around the holidays, whether out and about or at home decorating the tree or lighting the menorah!
There are four ways you can share these with us!
- Twitter: just use hashtag #holidaymagicbbv and follow us @BebeVoyage
- Instagram: just use hashtag #holidaymagicbbv and follow us @bebe.voyage
- Facebook: please like our page and share them there. Use #holidaymagicbbv
- Club Bebe Voyage: Share pics in the group if you are a member. Also use #holidaymagicbbv
Important for all sharing methods!: For all pictures you share with us, please tell us where you are with bébé and comment as much as you can. We want to learn as much as possible about what the world of traveling babies is up this holiday season!
We can’t wait to see everything you are up to this season! We hope that having a little baby in your lives will help you relive some of that innocent wonder of your childhood and that you will discover new traditions through the eyes of your little one!
PS If you aren’t a member of the Club yet and want to be a part of a supportive and engaged community of parents around the world who travel with their babies, join us here.