Regardless of what Holiday is being celebrated, many families have traditions that they take part in. In fact, even when we grow up and have our own families, we somewhat naturally amalgamate our significant other’s traditions and newly created holiday traditions in with the old ones we used to have when we were kids. Traditions mean a lot to our families, and they help us to bond with our loved ones. Traditions are a great way to spend time together and create fantastic memories that stand the test of time and are passed through generations! With more and more blended families like mine, traditions are important and a good way to help those transitions as well.
Traditions help to build a sense of family stability and build trust. No matter what else is going on throughout the Holiday season, the family can always count on participating in those familiar and fun family traditions that they hold dear. No matter how big or small the tradition is, this helps to build a bond between families and let them know that there are those constant things that they can look forward to.
Family traditions have a way of bringing families together, creating a bond over common likes. The solidarity that is enforced with family traditions is like no other, it can help to create a sense of belonging and acceptance like nothing else can.
Having solid family traditions add value to your family that can be passed on from generation to generation. Being able to sit down and express to your children where a certain tradition came from within their family tree is such a nostalgic and personal experience. It is also very beneficial to start your own traditions with your Children, let them choose what they think will add more happiness to the Holidays and go with it.
Traditions are an important part of many families for various reasons but at the end of the day the most important thing is participating in and looking forward to things that make your family bond stronger and traditions can do just that.
Some of my very favourite traditions are decorating our Christmas tree, visiting the mall Santa Claus, playing outside in the very first snowfall of the year and baking cookies for Christmas Day.
What are some of your Holiday traditions?