Family Traditions

Family traditions.

Do you have any?

Besides our epic family game night,
the 12 grapes at midnight
and our firework extravaganza
(the neighbors-not us, ha!)
Auld Lang Syne singing
and of course a good toast!

We started one a new one this year
and I hope we continue it.

I enjoyed doing this with the kids a lot.

I picked up a poster board
while last minute shopping on
NYE
and
I had no idea what I was going to do with it,
but I knew I wanted to create something.

Something that we could look at all year
and be inspired. Something that would remind us
that this year we promised ourselves that we would
Be. Do. Hope. Have. Create. Explore. Adventure.
FLOURISH.
Both as individuals and as a family.

So with this white poster board in hand
and my harebrained scheme,
I was off…

And…

family-tradition
the black is not on there… that was my half-arsed attempted at a quick  edit.

Create  we did.
We started at 6:00 PM
and at the top of every hour
we wrote something for 5-10 minutes
until midnight.

This was our first year doing this.
I’m sure it will evolve, but it was a lot of fun
and all 4 kids enjoyed it.
I look forward to doing this for years to come and seeing how it changes,
what words/quotes/pictures they come up with as they grow.

What are some of your family traditions that you do for New Years?

Any resolutions? Have you stuck to them? Share with us!

Happy New Year
&
Until Next Taste,

Lori

29 Replies to “Family Traditions”

  1. We have a lot of family traditions, and surprisingly, many of them have withstood the test of time. Not all of them are holiday related either, such as a pizza party the night before a new school year starts.

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  2. This sounds great. We dont really have many traditions. We do Chinese order in on Christmas Eve, and we have family game nights once a week as well as movie nights! So I guess thats about it!

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  3. What a great tradition!! One of ours is always Christmas morning at my parents, playing Santa and passing out the presents, then opening them (one-by-one, starting with the oldest first) until they are all opened. It takes a little longer than just tearing into them, but that way we have time to admire what everyone got/ gave 🙂

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  4. My husband comes from a big family; they used to have all sorts of traditions, based on getting together, of course.
    What he noticed as everyone got older (6 children total) and each started a family, less and less of the main family traditions go by the way side.

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  5. this looks like a great tradition to start off! your kids will definitely enjoy doing this each year and so will mine! we have a few family traditions and i hope to keep them so that my own kids will carry them on!

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  6. This sounds so much fun! You could even use it as a ‘vision board’ of sorts for the year ahead. We don’t really have any traditions as such, but we always see the new year in, and we always have christmas dinner at lunchtime!

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  7. I also love how if you choose to save it each year, it won’t take up much space or you can simply take a picture of it easily! As a minimalist, I like traditions that don’t include having BOXES of momentos!

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    1. I never really cared for my Mom’s BEP’s much when I was young either, but as I’ve grown up I love them. Thankfully, the kids seem to eat them pretty good. If they don’t like something, they have to take a no thank you bite and I usually take it out the of the rotation for a bit and reintroduce it again after a few months or so. If it was not well received by the masses then I don’t make it again. 😉 You have a very lovely name. 🙂

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  8. That sounds like an amazing way to welcome the new year! I’m sure you all had a great time. It’s nice to start new traditions with the kids around. It’s going to fill their childhood with fun family memories.

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