Bring out the hot cocoa and flannel pajamas! The holidays are right around the corner, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with family and friends.
Whether you have plans to travel or simply stay at home, take advantage of the extra time you have to spend with loved ones this holiday season. Between wrapping presents and frosting cookies, there are several opportunities to engage in more meaningful conversation with the people who matter most to you.
Below, we outline four meaningful conversation topics to add to your holiday traditions.
1. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
Traditions are what make the holiday season so special. Between decorating the tree and singing carols around your neighborhood, every household celebrates the holidays a little differently. Knowing this, ask: what’s your favorite holiday tradition?
This question helps you uncover how family members formed traditions and passed them down through generations. For instance, there may be a reason why you attend a Christmas Eve church service or eat a specific dish at a holiday dinner.
Asking such questions can give you greater insight into your family’s history, which can allow for open and honest conversation.
2. What brought you joy this year?
With the new year in sight, it’s important to look back on the last 12 months and give thanks for life’s many blessings.
Perhaps your mom found out she’s cancer-free or your grandchild was accepted into grad school. Whatever it may be, life’s greatest joys should be shared with the people we love.
By asking this question, you can reflect on the past year and the lessons learned.
3. What do you hope to accomplish in the coming year?
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Whether it’s to take a more active approach to health or spend additional time with friends and family, it’s important to share your goals with others.
Sharing your resolutions and goals with loved ones can help you hold each other accountable for the things you hope to accomplish. Not to mention, it’s a fun question to open up conversations about the upcoming year.
4. In what ways would you like to give to others this season?
Although some people view the holidays as the most wonderful time of the year, others are not so fortunate. If you plan to volunteer at the local food pantry or write cards for residents at the nearby nursing home, ask your loved ones if they have any ideas in mind to give back this holiday season.
Invite friends and family to join you in your efforts. And who knows, this too may become a favorite family tradition that loved ones will look forward to each year.
Make it a December to remember with these meaningful conversation topics.
Uncover Even More Conversation Topics for the Holiday Season
At Busch, we believe in Live Well. Plan Well. Leave Well. For more information on how to make the most of your time with the ones you love, download “Busch’s Essential Guide to Meaningful Conversation.” You’ll get access to 25+ conversation-starting questions and tips for in-depth discussions. Download a copy today as you prep for the holidays.
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