By Contributing Writer, Jennifer Ross
Not too long ago craftsmen would build homes with attention to detail. Think of the beautiful Victorian homes with all that intricate woodwork. Just a few little touches made all the difference. Traditions in our lives are similar to detailed woodworking on a simple home. It just adds that something special.
Tradition. It’s something worth establishing in our own families. If you don’t know where to start, just think of a few things you’ve done around the holidays that your family has enjoyed, and if it is something you can do again and again each year, you’ve just created a tradition in your home.
Thirteen or so years ago my parents had invited my husband and children and I to their home for Thanksgiving dinner. They also invited extended family. Mom needed some help getting everything ready for the day, so we had planned to be at their home early that day. We thought it would be a treat for us all to get donuts before heading to my parents. The kids loved it!
When Thanksgiving came around the next year, someone mentioned donuts for breakfast. I thought it would be a treat again for the family, and again the kids loved it and a tradition was born. Need a few ideas for family traditions?
- A special breakfast on Christmas Day
- Opening gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve
- Decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving
- A family picture on Christmas morning with the family in their p.j’s
- Making ornaments with the children each year
- Delivering home baked goodies to family and friends Christmas day afternoon
Family traditions… the stuff memories are made of!
Take a moment and share some of your family’s favorite traditions during this time of year!
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