Nov 14, 2016 • By

Sharing #HolidayTraditions through photos

We believe that food brings people together. It nourishes not just our bodies, but our hearts. And we could probably all use a dose of togetherness. As we enter the holiday season and close out our 150th anniversary, we want to see how you’re creating special memories with family and friends, and honoring your holiday traditions.

Over the next six weeks we’d like to show off photos and stories of your holiday traditions featuring food, family and fun, from the present and the past. We’ve dug into our archives, and General Mills employees are getting into the act too.

You can upload your photos to our Holiday Traditions page on or post them on Instagram or Twitter using #HolidayTraditions for us to find and share.


Whether your holiday tradition involves a special meal, making cookies, watching a classic movie, volunteering, or something completely out of the box, we want to see it!

When you’re done sharing your photos, take a moment to look at our photo gallery and enjoy some togetherness over the shared love of holiday traditions posted from around the world.

We love some of our early submissions, like this photo of employee Amy Abouelenein’s children in front of the pyramids in Egypt while visiting her family for the holidays.


And employee Maerenn Jepsen’s throwback photo of her childhood tradition of making Scottie dog sugar cookies.


Who is the keeper of your holiday traditions?

Is grandma the “Betty Crocker” of your family?  Maybe it’s your dad, and his annual holiday feast?


Do you have a tried-and-true recipe from an old family cookbook that you make every holiday?

Help us celebrate the people and moments that make this time of year special by joining us in spreading holiday cheer.

Join our Holiday Traditions page at today!

Curious about what food is the most popular holiday tradition in each state? We aggregated data from top searches on and our other recipe platforms to find America’s favorite holiday recipes.


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