Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bring Back the Old Traditions? Yes, Please!!

Written By: Va Va Voom (Katrina)

"Cultures grow on the vine of tradition." John Goldenberg

Remember when we were younger, and everything "seemed" better.  Well let's be honest here, it WAS better!  People practiced, enjoyed, and looked forward to traditions.  Whether it was traditions of faith, or mom's Christmas pies, those silly games we played as children, those ever obviously wonderful memories and continue to reminisce about.

1. the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs, beliefs, etc.
2. the body of customs, thought, practices, etc., belonging to a particular country, people, family, or institution over a relatively long period
3. a specific custom or practice of long standing

Everyone always seems so busy today and they make a lot of excuses.  Yes, we must work to live, but what about creating those happy memories too!  Don't fill your days with lifeless memories and missed opportunities.

Traditions can be crazy, silly, meaningful or just plainly traditional.

Here are some great websites to help you get started on creating traditions.

This is a free online family calendar!  "Bye bye chaos, hello coordinated!"

Cozi — it’s great and it’s free

“It helps us keep organized calendar-wise, as well as shopping lists. For families that have older children, younger, or just a busy schedule, it helps to keep everybody on track.” - Michelle Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting

24 Creative Family Traditions

So sit down today and make a list of traditions you want to incorporate in your life.  Remember, sometimes the best traditions are spontaneous, though othertimes they need a little push.

"A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward." WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech, Nov. 29, 1944

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