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 Shayleen. Shayleen is an artist, a small business owner, and we are excited to have included her clay polymer earrings on our 2020 Christmas Enneagram gift lists. Today, we’re excited to continue our series on Holiday Enneagram Traditions where we will explore 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.
Shayleen, tell us about your favorite holiday.
Christmas has always been my absolute favorite holiday. Good food, endless parties, pretty decorations, sweater competitions and the joy of gifting my loved ones with the best gifts!
So, what’s your favorite part of this season?
Ooooh, how to pick one?! I love how nostalgic the season is and all of the elements that create the nostalgia. Fav food? Pizzelles! Fav movie? The Santa Clause! Fav event? Sweater Competitions! I love that I get to enjoy all these things while making new memories with the people I love the most.
As an Enneagram 2, what do you value or expect during the holidays?
As a two, I value shopping for my loved ones and bringing goodies to parties most! I never want to show up without cookies or presents in hand. I think about every detail–what the present could mean to them, how the wrapping will reflect who they are, what their favorite snacks are. I love the challenge! I think that’s might be my wing three talking. Haha!
Tell us how knowing the Enneagram has affected or changed how you show up during the holidays.
Knowing more about the Enneagram has given me freedom to be the gift-giving, cookie-making, party-going fanatic that I have always known. It has also given me tools to help know what my loved ones value, especially for those whose number I know!
Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition growing up, and why it was meaningful to you.
My favorite traditions growing up all fell on Christmas Eve. We would spend the morning or afternoon with some of the family, eating amazing food and catching up. Then, in the evening, we would open one of our presents, grab hot cocoa in thermoses (the kind with extra marshmallows), pack into the car and drive around seeing all the amazing Christmas lights sprinkled through our small town. Colorado Ave, Candy Cane Ln. And Phay St. had the best! Then, we would come home and watch The Santa Clause movie until it was time for bed. It was my absolute favorite day.