Family Traditions

One of my favorite family traditions occurs the day after Thanksgiving. (No, it’s not black Friday shopping) This is the day our Christmas decorations come out of storage. Each member of our family plays a role. Zach and I provide the muscle. We carry all the decorations from the storage room to the family room. Emily and Maggie do most of the actual decorating. The Christmas tree goes up, the stockings are hung and our home has a wonderful Christmas feel to it.

This is one of several family traditions, some big and some small, that we continue each year. Parents, don’t miss out on the value that family traditions can bring to your family. These traditions highlight great family memories. In a culture that is extremely busy it’s fun to slow down a bit and enjoy reflecting on the memories made through our the traditions.

What are your family traditions?