Because of interfaith marriages — and divorces — many children are being raised with combined holiday traditions. Some divorced couples formalize rules in custody agreements.
Dec. 22, 2011 Marsha Lopez is Jewish but was married to a Catholic. In a custody agreement after their divorce, they agreed not to speak critically of the other's faith and not to share "their religious experience" in a way intended to make their children think they are either Catholic or Jewish. Here, Lopez adjusts a homemade Star of David atop the Christmas tree in her home in Bethesda. Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post Buy Photo