Every family has its own holiday rituals, but there are some classic holiday traditions that have long been established as a hit with the majority of Brits.
However, in the digital age some of these have been fading out – but it’s not gone unnoticed by the nation.
In fact, new research by holiday home manufacturers Willerby has revealed the top traditions most missed by Brits, asking 2,000 UK residents to share their nostalgic favourites.
The good news? They’re all easy to recreate on your next trip.
Top of the list was the old school tradition of sending a postcard home.
After all, in the age of social media and apps like WhatsApp, it’s easier than ever to keep your loved ones back home updated with everything you’re up to.
But Grandma probably just wants to know you’re having a good time rather than being inundated with minute-by-minute updates of what you’re eating or where you’re headed.
Plus there’s always something personal about a handwritten note – and getting post that isn’t bills/spam for once.
Second on the list of missed traditions was a proper seaside resort treat – sticks of rock or candy floss!
These offer a major dose of nostalgia for Brits, but the tradition isn’t done with quite just yet, as you’ll still find plenty of sweet shops selling rock at major UK seaside resorts.
Taking the third spot was reading a road map or compass, although we have to admit that as infuriating as a Sat Nav can be when it doesn’t work, we’re not sure how we’d fare getting around with a compass nowadays.
Printed holiday photo albums are also missed by Brits, especially in an age where people post photos on Facebook and Instagram, while Punch and Judy shows also featured on the list, no doubt because the age of iPads and Netflix has caught the digital generation’s attention instead.
However, before we start panicking that technology has completely taken over our lives, there is a silver lining.
Brits seem to be fighting back, with more than a fifth of those surveyed revealing they have enforced a tech ban during a family holiday to encourage everyone to spend more quality time together.
In fact, a digital detox so you can make the most of a sunny beach abroad sounds pretty glorious…