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Family traditions

on March 1, 2020

Most families have some kind of family traditions that they celebrate at certain times of year or even every day.

  • a festive meal at Christmas followed by singing carols and opening presents
  • a family gathering at church for an Easter celebration
  • a backyard barbeque for a summer birthday
  • an annual vacation to a favourite campground
  • reading stories at bedtime

Traditions form the foundation of our families and remind us that we are part of something other than ourselves.  They bring families together and give us the chance to celebrate things that really matter in life.  Traditions allow time for creating lasting memories and honouring past generations by sharing stories, beliefs and values.

It is important that we use every opportunity to follow old traditions and create new ones.  They shape our personality and help us develop a positive sense of belonging.  Taking the effort to keep traditions alive is time well spent.  Research shows that families who spend time together have stronger connections and experience fewer emotional and behavioural problems.

If you don’t have any family traditions, why not start some right now.  Traditions are important for keeping families together and helping us bond with those we love.


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