For many, “home for the holidays” means hanging lights or lighting candles, giving gifts, and sharing a meal with family and friends. The holiday season also can mean a time for reaching out to our neighbors and communities — caroling from house to house, helping with a canned goods drive, serving at a shelter or in a soup kitchen.
For Habitat for Humanity, home for the holidays means a time when we complete the last houses we will build for the year and hold dedications with those families who will soon move in. We also look back and think about how the families we have served over the past year are now spending the holidays —many for the first time — in a home of their own.
Now it’s your turn. Tell us what “home for the holidays” makes you think of. We want to hear about your family traditions and what being home during this special time of year means to you.