It is great to incorporate traditions from your childhood. Continuing family traditions throughout the ages help pass on cultural and religious heritages that help bridge generation gaps.
FAMILY TRADITIONS CREATE MEMORIES
Years from now, when your children are thinking about their lives, they will look back on different moments from your family times and reminisce about memories. Memories they remember through being in the moment, and memories they talk about after seeing photographs.
FAMILY TRADITIONS GIVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Every fall, we spend a weekend away with my husband’s hockey teammates and their families. I don’t know if you and your children are like me and mine, but we look forward to this weekend away to play in the pool and hang out with friends immensely! Having yearly, monthly or even weekly (family pizza night) traditions will keep your family eagerly anticipating events.
FAMILY TRADITIONS BRING YOU CLOSER AS A FAMILY
Because you are making an effort to pour into your child’s lives, your children will bloom. Because you are making the effort to plan these special moments, you and your children will grow closer as a family.
Growing up I looked forward to heading to my grandparent’s farm during the summer for a couple of weeks. It was a time of learning new things and joining my grandparents in their daily lives. Part of the fun of was eating the foods that I got to eat only at Grandma’s.
One snack that my Grandma always had in her cupboard was a box of Strawberry Whippets. These delicious marshmallow cookies with strawberry filling were the dessert that she had every night with her coffee. It was a special moment when I got to take part in her special evening treat.
Since Whippets have been around since 1927 – and still going strong by adding NEW flavors!! – I can share this tradition with my kids!
While it is great to incorporate your childhood traditions, it is also important to start your own traditions with your family or even alter childhood ones to fit your family dynamic.
Whippet Sticks are the newest product from the Whippet family. The delicious brownie and coconut flavors make a family tradition something new and exciting! The Whippet Sticks are the perfect snack to enjoy with your children. When was the last time you played with food? You can break the Whippet Sticks into small pieces or eat them one bite at a time. Made in a peanut and nut free facility, these also make a great treat for the school lunch kit or when friends with allergies come over.
What is one family tradition that has been carried on through the ages, or one that you have created with your children?
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