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What holidays did she celebrate? Why did she celebrate these holidays? Was it for patriotic or religious reasons?
What was her favorite holiday? Why? What was her least favorite holiday? Why?
Was there a holiday she didn't celebrate that she would have liked to? Why didn't she celebrate it?
As she matured, did her holiday spirit change from when she was younger? Did the holidays seem more or less special?
How did her holiday celebrations change over time? If she had kids, did she pass holiday traditions down to them?
Did she have to divide holiday time between different sides of the family? How was this handled?
Were there younger children around when she celebrated holidays in this period of her life? What was it like to see their reactions to special activities?
As she grew older were there friends or family members that were no longer living? Was it difficult to celebrate without them?
Did she ever wish she had celebrated her holidays differently? How would she have made them more special?
Many people experience periods of depression, anxiety, or loneliness during holidays. Was her mood or emotional state affected during the holidays?
Some people say that holidays are more commercial now than they used to be--that people have forgotten the reasons behind holidays. Did she feel this way?
The rest of these Writing Ideas will help you sketch one of her specific holiday experiences. For example, a special Valentine's Day. To skip these Writing Ideas related to a specific holiday, hold down Control and press N.
Were there foods, presents, or activities involved? Were any family traditions carried out? Describe the event.
Where did she celebrate? Was it in her own home? Did she travel somewhere else?
With whom did she celebrate? Family? Friends?
What was her favorite part about the holiday? Having a vacation day? Giving or receiving gifts? Being with family?
What was the worst part about the holiday? The food? The work? Family members?
How much work did she have to put into this holiday? Did she have to cook? Clean? Coordinate? Did she enjoy this? Why or why not?
Was her home decorated for the holiday? How was it decorated? Was it popular to do this in the area where she lived?