What holiday traditions does your family have? Do you light candles, decorate a tree, or bake delicious food? The sights and sounds of the holiday season are often some of the most memorable. This makes them a great source of ideas for nonfiction writing. By using specific details in your writing, you can draw readers into the scene and make them feel like they’re right there with you—tasting your Mom’s snickerdoodles, hearing your Aunt Mabel’s loud laugh, or seeing the look on your brother’s face when your dog ate his present.
Read Christmas memories written by authors Katherine Paterson and Tom Angleberger, and then try writing one of your own!