Through this collaborative post with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect, I've been invited to share my thoughts on Sears and holiday traditions. All opinions and ideas shared are my own.
Thinking back to the years when I looked forward to celebrating the Christmas season as a child, memories of our deeply-rooted family traditions come to mind. The family memories I made as a young girl during the holidays have everything to do with family, friends, food, fun, and of course that special gift from Sears for everyone at our holiday gatherings.
Family always included my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins - you name it! I remember gathering at one of my relative's homes (it varied, depending on the year) where we'd all laugh, enjoy an occassional game of Loteria (a.k.a., Mexican bingo), and enjoying some favorite movies. When I think of my family getting together during the holidays, one word comes to mind - LOUD! We always were and still are, a loud Latino bunch! But it was festive.
My grandmothers and aunts were master cooks and could whip up the most effortless holiday meal that was delicious and celebratory. Some of my favorite holiday foods today are ones that I remember having as a child during Christmastime. Case in point: bunuelos! They are the most divine holiday treat - crispy and cinnamon-y. I still, to this day, beg my mother to make them when we are able to see each other during the holidays. We always also had plenty of tamales on hand for not only our family, but we sent them out to neighbors and friends. We had, after all, at least 20 dozen each season!
I can pretty much tell you with complete certainty that my family (especially the matriarchs in my family) would much rather spend their time running the kitchen during the holidays, rather than running around from store to store in search of gifts for everyone on their ever-growing list. That's why I know that Sears has always been a go-to source when it comes to gift giving.
At Sears it is easy to buy for everyone because they offer so many wonderful products like kitchen ware, apparel, shoes, sporting goods, barbecue grills, home decor and goods, toys, and so much more! And Sears is a brand that carries a reputation along with it that is going to last for many generations to come. It is a brand synonymous with tradition, family, and trust.
As a mother of 4 now, I'm finding myself carrying over some of the traditions I remember as a kid, as well as creating new ones. Sears has become instrumental in making our merry even merrier!
Sears along with the The Huffington Post, wants to share meaningful Latino holiday traditions and why they're the go-to place for gifts this holiday season.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.