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 Rachel; we are excited to learn more about her and how her Enneagram type 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.
Rachel, tell us about your holiday’s.
So, what’s your favorite part of this season?
As an Enneagram 4, what do you value or expect during the holidays?
As a type 4, I think the magic of Christmas appeals to me. The idea that God would give up his place in the universe to be born as a helpless baby.
Tell us how knowing the Enneagram has affected or changed how you show up during the holidays.
Learning the enneagram has helped me accept that I can develop unique traditions. I don’t just have to do what has always been done.
Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition growing up, and why it was meaningful to you.
When my parents separated at Christmas time, we drew on my Swedish heritage and love of American Girl dolls and started celebrating St. Lucia day. I am the oldest daughter, so I dressed up in a white gown with a lighted wreath on my head and woke everyone with cinnamon rolls and cocoa. I have all boys, so I still play the part of St. Lucia on December 13th every year.