I have received information about the TYLENOL® For What Matters Most™ campaign from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
Spending time with family is one of the most important things in life – so important that my husband and I bought a home within walking distance to most of my immediate family. We spend a lot of time together throughout the year, and the holidays are no exception! Our holiday parties and family gatherings always have between 20 and thirty people, and as the family grows with new babies, our gatherings become larger and larger! This has always meant good food – a substantial amount of time was spent in the kitchen “tasting testing” the menu, especially the desserts!
We all love baking so much that my mom, sisters and I often end up arguing over who gets to bring dessert to our holiday dinners! We each have a strong point: my mom makes great “goodies,” my sister makes great cakes and cheesecake and my thing is cookies! Holiday cookies are my absolute favorite!
I love the holiday gatherings because I can always count on the best hugs from my aunts, uncles and grandparents, and lots of laughs with my cousins as we spend time catching up! One of my favorite holiday traditions is taking the kids to see the elaborate holiday light displays in our neighborhood, or a family trip to the winter theme park, Santa’s Enchanted Forest.
I have such fond memories of our family gatherings and I have been so grateful to continue this family tradition with my own daughter. While many of our cousins live out of state, we sometimes get a special treat in the form of a visit during the holidays! It means so much to me to watch Angeline laughing and chasing her younger cousins around while they’re all on a sugar rush from our homemade desserts.
As she’s grown into a young adult, she’s outgrown the super-excited Christmas morning routine and we now get our fix on watching our nieces and nephew opening their gifts. There’s really nothing quite like seeing the sparkle in a child’s eye when they are opening their presents on Christmas morning at the foot of a glittering Christmas tree!
Because my family lives so close, we have ALWAYS spent the holidays with them…well, until this year. After 14 years of spending Christmas with my parents, sisters, grandparents and aunts and uncles, we are changing things up this year and heading to New Mexico to spend Christmas with my in-laws. It will be the first time we’ve spent the holidays with my husband’s family across the country, far, far away from my own large, rowdy family.
Whether we’re continuing family traditions, capturing candid family moments, or creating new memories – everything centers around family. For 60 years, the makers of TYLENOL® have helped to care for families just like mine. I think that you can agree when I say that the family dynamic has changed so much over the last 60 years. The term family encompasses so much more than the traditional “Dad, Mom, 2.3 children” of days of old. Tylenol recognizes how modern families have grown and changed over the years and they want to illustrate how these families come together to celebrate what matters most during the holiday season.
“What would a Norman Rockwell holiday look like today?”
To celebrate the holidays this year, the makers of TYLENOL® have put a modern spin on Norman Rockwell’s classic holiday painting Freedom From Want with a series of videos.
Each video shows a modern family: The Yee Hoshida Family – a mix of generations and cultures coexisting – a hot pot centerpiece represents knowing where you come from and being grounded in communal history.
The Beser Car Schneider Musich Family – a super-family that includes 2 sets of parents, 4 kids, and shared dog – strengthened by togetherness.
The Garza Family – who embraces the family legacy by teaching the younger generations to care for the people they love, holding tight to values and traditions.
The TYLENOL® For What Matters Most™ campaign is a great reminder that family is what makes a difference, regardless of the composition. I’m very hopeful that this campaign, along with others, will help promote acceptance, understanding, and compassion. All of which are the backbones behind the holiday spirit.
Check out the other families here and pin these fantastic photos to Pinterest and let me know what family means to you!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
Family is everything. They mean more to me than anything.
I'm really excited to spend some time with my family. I can't wait to play some board games!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim)
Family is definitely the most important thing ever! Love my family so much!
The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends. It's a great time to enjoy and tell others how much we care and value them in our lives!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
We have always let everyone open one gift at midnight, and I secretly think it's the grownups that are more impatient to open a gift than the children! LOL
Family is definitely the iconic word for the holidays. I love seeing everyone's traditions!
Family is everything. This year our schedule is a bit crazy, so I'm in charge of the cheese tray on Christmas eve and we're hosting our parents on Christmas day. I love that I get to see my family more in the holiday season.
Family is definitely what matter most.Especially during the holiday season!
Those cookies look Incredible! Family is for sure what matters most. I wish I could spend more time with my extended family more!
My family means everything to me. I love spending time with them over the holidays.
Family is my whole world. There is nothing that I do each day that doesn't involve doing it for my family.
Norman Rockwell paintings are so cozy, happy, nice! We used them for holiday card closers this year, and they made me happy. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you!
I love seeing the different pictures. Family is family, they all look different!
What great traditions. We definitely love to spend as much time as possible with family during Christmas.
I am so excited to see my family. And enjoy my family as well the next few days.
Chrystal @ YUM eating
What a great looking family! Those cookies..oh, nom nom.
Awww. You all look so happy together. The holiday are definitely about holidays and being together for us.
Amen to that. This is the first year I am not with my kids, my daughter is coming out in January with my grandson so I am happy about that.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
Love the Christmas photos! I love those lights, they're beautiful!
Jessica (Savory Experiments)
Thanks for sharing your family photos! Family to me is just quality time together. We don't even have to talk, just the positive energy is enough!
Tammy Litke (@threedifferent)
We don't live near family so holidays are generally spent alone, or sometimes with friends. That's okay with us though, we kind of like our quiet holidays with just the three of us, there's no stress or pressure which makes them full of fun and relaxation!
I so agree that family matters most at the holidays and all year long. Thanks for sharing this heartfelt post. Oh and yes, Tylenol is almost always needed at the holidays!
Love seeing family all the time, Being with a larger extended family this time of year is awesome.
Your family looks like so much fun. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday together. My family is what matters most to me, also.
This sounds like such a great campaign! Tylenol is a great brand and I love this promotion they are doing. Thanks for sharing.
My family is not a Norman Rockwell painting kind of family for sure... I love each and everyone of them with all my heart! As aggravating a some family members can be, they're family. 🙂