One of the things we celebrate at Bone + Marrow is how each individual uniquely shows up in the world. More often than not, we curate Enneagram gifts, personality gifts, and holiday gifts based on what makes us unique, but every now and then we like to highlight the real people behind the labels, or in the case, the Enneagram types.
Meet Janet Price. We’ve know this lady for a long time, and we’ve loved getting to see her Enneagram journey bloom. Today, we’re excited to share with you a new series on Holiday Enneagram Traditions where we will explore how the Enneagram plays a role in the holidays.
May you be inspired to see, know, and celebrate PEOPLE this year alongside each of the holidays we celebrate.
Janet, tell us about your favorite holiday.
Christmas! Beautiful decorations, great food (the favorites from years past and new ones I’ve discovered) comfortable time spent with loved ones and Christmas music! Especially when making cookies and decorating the house!
So, what’s your favorite part of this season?
There is no simple answer to this question! It’s the synergistic effect from all of it. Beauty overload in the best way combined with the love I feel for all Jesus has done for me – the life he brought and continues to bring, family, comfort feelings, all topped off with hope and contentment! It just doesn’t get any better than that!
As an Enneagram 4, what do you value or expect during the holidays?
Tell us how knowing the Enneagram has affected or changed how you show up during the holidays.
Well, I’m trying to be more conscious of the needs of family (they’re all different enneagram types) and not expect them to be as involved as I am. Not everybody thinks “decking the halls” is fun! But I have to say the ones who do sure do bless me! Trying to keep things simple, (well, more simple) without losing the joy I can express at this time of year and lifting the spirits of others too! Keeping it more play than work!
Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition growing up, and why it was meaningful to you.
I think it was decorating the tree. Not so much the doing of it but the doing of it with my dad. When we were really little, Dad would decorate the tree on Christmas Eve after we went to bed, so in the morning all six of us kids would bound out of bed and behold the beautiful tree and all the presents in astonishment!
As we got older we got to help. I don’t think decorating the tree was actually that much fun, but doing it with my father was extremely special. He was totally invested. It all had to be just right. Every light bulb spaced evenly, every ornament just so and each and every icicle strand (they were made of tin foil back then) individually placed so they hung perfectly and every branch was covered! And never turn the lights on til it’s all done! Then the magic moment came; everybody steps back and Dad plugs in the lights! It was all worth it!