Enter Your Family’s Tradition into the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge for a chance to win!

Enter Your Family’s Tradition into the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge for a chance to win!

While the holidays may look a bit different this year, we’d like to celebrate your family’s time-honored traditions as well as applaud you for the new ones that you’ll be starting this year! We are excited to announce the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge!

Share your family’s holiday traditions for a chance to win a MyHeritage Complete plan or a MyHeritage DNA kit!

Is it hanging that special ornament that’s been in the family for generations? Singing a memorable holiday song or carol? Baking grandma’s special recipe? Perhaps it is crafting a heartwarming holiday card?

Tell us about your family’s holiday tradition on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyHolidayHeritage. Make sure to follow and tag our social channels. If you prefer, you can also submit your entry via email by sending it to stories@myheritage.com. All entries must be received by December 20, 2020.

Three lucky winners will get to choose either a MyHeritage Complete plan or a MyHeritage DNA kit! You can decide what will best enhance your family research.

Holiday traditions are important 

The holidays are a chance for everyone in the family to take a moment and really appreciate each other — and family traditions help to deepen that connection. They remind us of our shared history, and that history is something that is truly special; something that deserves to be remembered time and time again. 

The history that you share with your family is unique. Traditions are a way for us to honor that history and preserve it for posterity.

Keeping your holiday traditions in 2020

No matter where in the world your family is this year, we want to honor the efforts families are making to keep their family traditions a part of 2020. Perhaps you plan to get everyone together on a video call where you each participate in your tradition from home? This may even be a great opportunity to include additional family members who wouldn’t normally be able to visit in person.

If you’re looking for ways to bond with relatives and dive into your family history, MyHeritage offers many wonderful opportunities. First, you can give someone you love a MyHeritage gift membership. Together, you can build your family tree, search through our online collections of 12.6 billion historical records, and colorize and enhance family photos. You can also purchase a DNA kit at an exceptional price that will help you expand your family circle and meet new relatives. Learn more about how to give these meaningful gifts of discovery at myheritage.com/gift-shop.

Possibly the greatest thing about family traditions is the fact that there are absolutely no rules for creating them. Perhaps 2020 offers new opportunities to start a new family tradition? We can’t wait to read about your creativity and get inspired by how you’ll be celebrating the holidays this season.

Share your traditions with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyHolidayHeritage or send them to stories@myheritage.com. Feel free to add in a story, photos, or recipes to complement your entry. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!


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  • Stevie Seber

    December 11, 2020

    One of my family’s traditions from our Armenian side of the family, mainly our granny and great-aunts, is making dolma, which is stuffed grape leaves. They were taught how to make this by their mom, she and the father moved from Armenia to the US and settled in southern California. Granny would often make dolma during the holidays for the family as a part of the celebration.

  • Linda watson

    December 13, 2020

    We still use my grans mince pie and Xmas pudding recipes and cook them the traditional way

  • Joanne Jones

    December 13, 2020

    My family Christmas traditions are eating smoked salmon, with fresh lemon squeezed over, freshly baked brown bread, washed down with Prosecco and orange juice at breakfast. The orange juice helps us to stay sober enough to cook the Christmas dinner!, whilst the children open their presents underneath the Christmas tree, before a cosy log fire.

  • Susan Small

    December 13, 2020

    We always meet up as a family for a few drinks and mince pies in the run up to Christmas. This year it was in our daughter and son-in-laws front garden . We are in tier two so Six can meet outside we were not going to let a pandemic stop us enjoying our tradition. I made the mince pies with almond pastry and plenty of brandy in the mincemeat. My husband Roger and I are so Lucky we live within a mile of both our daughters. I can’t upload a photo of our family in the garden I am not sure why.

  • Andrea Reid-Greer

    December 13, 2020

    It would be nice to win this. I haven’t had much success with relatives on your site. Would be nice to se did I could dice deeper.

  • O Kandall

    December 13, 2020

    no I am not a robot , I am a 90 year old male just trying to stay out of the way of the covid.

  • Penny Raymond

    December 15, 2020

    I do elf on the shelf for my grandkids that live 7 hours away so we can keep connected I have just as much fun as they do this has been a family tradition now ever since they were little and they can’t wait to get up every morning to see what the elf has done The else decorate people they have marshmallow roast they do different annex they run over each other with a power chair they just have a good time and my grandchildren just love it I’m glad I can keep this tradition going I love doing it Thank you very much for taking your time to read this Happy holidays Penny Jay Raymond

  • Ron C Bourne

    December 16, 2020

    looking to find my birth certificate I was born on november 1942 farthers name is Bourne charles harold my mothers name Violet myrtle Bourne any help would be apreciated regards Ron Bourne

  • Kathy Donohue

    December 16, 2020

    Around the time of holidays. We came from here to Erie pa. To see my grand mother and great grandmother. Our great aunt. And aunts and uncles in pa.