Our Team’s Favorite Holiday Traditions

DECEMBER IS HERE, and that means so is the holiday season! We’re looking forward to it just as much as you, which is why we got our team together to share some of our favorite holiday traditions!

Traditions That Make The Season Great


A tradition that has been part of Harbourside Dental’s team for the last 4 years has been Christmas Urn making at the Watering Can.  Every November our team gathers at the Watering Can in Vineland and we take a class to create a traditional urn or a wreath. The Watering Can offers many classes to choose from. Unfortunately, this year was social distanced (we wore masks and were separated more than usual, no food or drinks allowed) BUT we still were able to bring home a beautiful urn.  Our team also chose to “Adopt a Youth” from Family & Children Services and donate household items and clothing to a youth moving out on their own.  The items we donated will allow them to make the move to independence easier.  Here are some of our team’s traditions:


Trish, Treatment Coordinator:

We have a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner that includes lobster tails, Shrimp scampi, breaded prawns, shrimp  tomato sauce with spaghetti and some Tiramisu to finish off the night.  Most of our family gathers together and enjoys the evening before we attend Christmas Eve Mass.


Erin, Registered Dental Hygienist:

Each year I spend Christmas Eve in Windsor and we have a dinner that always included meat pies and ham.  Christmas day is spent with family opening presents, we eat brunch, drink coffee until it is acceptable to drink wine, all while we wear our pajamas, all day.  We then have an amazing turkey dinner that makes up for the terrible meat pies we had the night before.


Candice, Hygiene Treatment Coordinator:

Each year my children gather all the toys that they no longer play with and put them in a bag. They are then donated to our church or a local charity. They know that Santa will not bring any new toys unless they donate their old toys to children that may not have as many toys as they do.


And here are some holiday traditions celebrities love:




What Are Your Traditions?

We’ve shared our traditions with you, but we’d love to hear about yours! Is there a special way you and your family exchange presents? Are there treats you make only at this time of year? Is there a trip you always go on? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to hear about it. Tell us about your favorite holiday traditions on Facebook or in the comments below, and have a wonderful season!

Wishing happy holidays to all our patients!




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