Holiday traditions and more cultural mish-mashing: My first Christmas in Italy

Most years I head back to Michigan during the holidays for a brief snowy winter (very enjoyable when there for only a couple short weeks). This year, though, my husband and I stuck around Rome for the holidays. I love the idea of combining traditions and cultures to create our own unique customs. I think that if we view traditions rooted in our families’ pasts and our cultural customs as flexible and adaptable, they can be powerful and relevant parts of our lives. Continue reading Holiday traditions and more cultural mish-mashing: My first Christmas in Italy