My wife and I moved away from our families last year and now have to drive a significant distance to visit our relatives. So, now we ave to schedule everything even tighter than before. Oftentimes, we just have to miss events with one family or the other and we do our best to make everyone happy and to take turns, but this is not always possible.
We have decided that it would be nice to have one holiday that is ours, no one else's. There won't be scheduling conflicts, because no one celebrates it but us. It is a holiday for the family that was created when we got married, and our brothers, sisters, parents, nieces, nephews, and maybe one day our children. We can begin to pass down this new tradition and mold it to fit our specific wants and needs.
Sorry for the poor photo quality, my best camera is my phone.
Step 1: Picking The Date (Elimination Round)
As our family grows, it would be impossible to make certain that anniversaries and birthdays never interfere with the holiday. However, we can go ahead and take those into account for the people that existed prior to the holiday's creation. Next, I removed important anniversaries from the calendar and shaded them in blue. Finally, I removed birthdays from the calendar and shaded them in orange.