Advice from Maria Shriver for Making Your Holidays More Meaningful – Ancestry November 8, 2019

I saw this today on Ancestry: Advice from Maria Shriver for Making Your Holidays More Meaningful.

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 8, 2019 in Website
By Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling authorThe holidays are upon us. It’s truly one of my favorite times of the year because it’s when everyone gathers around the table — from close family to brand new friends. This special season is about celebrating, connecting, and creating cherished memories — which is why I’m partnering with Ancestry® to help families across the country do just that. Ancestry and I share a mission of inspiring and igniting meaningful conversations, and fostering common ground. We share this belief that a deeper understanding of yourself, your heritage and your history helps create deeper connections across generations and uncover shared experiences that bind us together.


1. Make it fun! Prepare questions and games that help you connect with one another.


2. Find the common ground.


3. Pivot from unsolicited advice.


4. Skip the gifts; consider family mementos.


5. Host a cooking/baking night before the gathering.
An easy way for the whole family to come together is by planning a cooking or baking night before the big holiday gathering. It’s a fun experience teaching both adults and children how to recreate those coveted family recipes, plus having extra hands with all the prep work leaves more time for the family to spend quality time together.

6. It all starts with being a good listener.


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