It's tradition to start a new puzzle at the start of every holiday break.
During our normal routine, there's not enough leisure time nor empty table space for building puzzles.
But we look forward to holiday breaks, so we can do a puzzle then.
We usually buy a puzzle months before and keep it ready for the next break.
I think we purchased this one at the library book sale at the end of summer!
Building puzzles over holidays is a way to ensure we actually slow down and take more leisure and gather together.
We often chat or listen to a good audio book for the two or three days it usually takes to finish a 1000 piece puzzle.