The holiday season is in full effect and for KPG Healthcare’s last blog post of the year, we decided to focus on traditions!
Traditions are important to any person regardless of age, sex, gender, race or religion and it can be passed down from generation to generation or it can be the beginning of a new. Whether traditions are celebrated with friends, family, communities, pets, plants or the friendly neighborhood, it keeps us grounded and connected to the ones we love.
So, for our final blog post of the year, we wanted to share some of the traditions that make up the KPG Healthcare family!
Holiday Traditions by KPG Healthcare
Travel Nursing Recruiter
Christmas is my favorite holiday because I love everything about it. However, what I love most about Christmas time is Christmas Eve. Every Christmas Eve my whole family comes to my parents’ house for a big family dinner & gift exchange. There is nothing better than being with my favorite people, eating way too much food and laughing the night away. I’m also fortunate enough to be able to get a white Christmas every year in Idaho.
Travel Nursing Recruiter
During the holidays, one of my favorite holiday tradition with my friends is Friendsmas! It’s my favorite because my friends in Northern California and Southern California come together to celebrate the holidays. There’s lots of food, plenty of catching up, a huge white elephant, and then we party the night away.
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Tradition means family time and making new memories. I am blessed to have a solid family foundation and traditions such as making tamales (which we do to honor my Mom’s tradition and our heritage), baking cookies for Santa and the Elves, and making homemade meatballs (my husband’s grandma’s recipe passed down now 3 generations). Most importantly being grateful for what we have and creating lasting memories for my daughters.
Travel Nursing Senior Recruiter
My family was pretty big on Christmas when we were children. The day after Thanksgiving, the lights would be out and the tree would be up almost instantly like clockwork. I remember having to wait for my siblings to wake up all the time since I was awake when the sun came up. They would take their sweet time and the only way for them to hurry was for me to annoy them. The presents were always great, but the thing I remember the most was during breakfast time. I don’t know what was in the food or if it was just the holiday spirits, but I remember my family being so close in the morning time talking about old stories and playing a lot of family games. We still talk about all of the old times to this day, even watch the occasional embarrassing VHS video that my stepdad filmed.
Travel Nursing Account Manager
With a new baby in our house, my family’s first Christmas/holiday was exhausting but also exciting. There’s lots of fun family time, picture taking, and delicious food with both sets of families coming together. My mother in-law’s birthday is also on Christmas day, so the festivities never stop. We can’t wait to continue making new holiday traditions as Elle gets older, she’ll be able to unwrap gifts this year – so we’ll see how that goes!
My family holiday traditions are decorating the inside and outside of the house with as many lights as possible, watching Home Alone 1 & 2 every day, driving to candy cane lane to see the light shows and finding snow to go tubing!
As you can see, the holidays mean a great deal to each and every KPG Healthcare employee. From family games to family photos, baking cookies to eating cookies, traditions have and always will remind us of where we are and where we came from.
We hope your 2019 has been an eventful year full of growth, exploration and love. Let 2020 be a continuation of any success, prosperity, happiness wealth and all the love you received in 2019. Happy holidays from all of us here at KPG Healthcare!