Family is so very important, whether you have a traditional family, non-biological family or your family is made of friends and other family members. Tradition is what keeps family bonds strong and can be passed on.
I’m sure you can think of some traditions in your own family. Some people have Sunday dinners. Maybe you have a certain day of the week that the kids choose a movie or a menu for a meal. Whatever the tradition, it’s the meaning behind it that counts. It means strengthening ties between family members, providing a source for identity, it offers comfort and security, teaches values, connects generations, creates lasting memories and so many other things.
Holidays are a great time to establish traditions. Visit your local tree farm and pick out a tree. Decorating the tree together or making cookies. Take a trip to the local hotel and see the big Christmas exhibit. Find out where the best light displays are. See a holiday production. Attend a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, create ways to celebrate your faith or heritage in a fun and festive way. I’ll bet you can recall holiday traditions that you have carried into your own family.
Here’s a very insightful and uplifting article about creating tradition. Enjoy the read and have a wonderful holiday season!