Many say that home is a feeling, rather than a place. Sure, we can feel ‘at home’ in different places, however, only one or two places hold the magic of really, truly being at home. This is especially true during the holidays.
For most, a home may be a place where fond memories have been and continue to be made. They consist of traditions that are repeated yearly, the familiar smells of home that comfort you and allow for nostalgia to set in. These remain powerful connections no matter how far away ‘home’ may be and research is beginning to gain a deeper understanding of the feeling that these special places elicit.
On the flip side, home can sometimes be a temporary place. It is in this part of the season where we find it most important to locate suitable housing for our families.
We recently received a kind message on our Twitter feed, reminding us of the very importance of home;
Today, we’re thankful for @CRSTempHousing – they thought of everything. Our family has spent the last couple days in a comfortable, fully-furnished house that can be our “home” for the holidays. Great company that truly cares. Thanks!
— Chris Nelson (@LimitedWisdom) November 30, 2017
If you find yourself dealing with a temporary situation, past grievances or painful memories this holiday season, remember to maintain traditions. Make a meal or bake cookies with loved ones, learn how other cultures celebrate the holidays, donate your time to a charity or soup kitchen or simply enjoy time by the fireplace sharing stories.
Do you have special traditions that feel like home? Share them with us on social media, #CRSathome, we’d love to add a few to our repertoire.
From all of us here at CRS Temporary Housing, we hope you find your place this Holiday season and hope that place will feel like home.
“Places make us who we are, and we relate to them in an emotional, spiritual and physical way.”