Passing down items with family history attached to them can mean a lot to younger family members. Choosing a special item based specifically on interests or experiences you've shared together can help make the item especially meaningful and appreciated. And the memento will carry its story on to future generations.
Vacationing with extended family. Just knowing your family will share a vacation together each year helps strengthen bonds despite any distance that may separate you.
Volunteering together. Working as a family to help or benefit others can build camaraderie and inspire youngsters in the family to become caring adults who continue the tradition.
Sharing a weekend meal, game night or outing together on a regular basis — something everyone can count on, look forward to and plan for in advance.
Generations ago, families spent more time socializing together – sharing experiences, making memories and building traditions. Traditions give people a sense of belonging and a connection to their extended families.
Family traditions don’t have to be big, extravagant affairs. In fact, the most meaningful are often the simplest. The important thing is to enjoy some activities together as a family to build memories, shape a few familiar rituals and reinforce the importance of appreciating each other's company.
Maybe your family would enjoy the following: