When we started our family, we thought often about how we would create our own unique family culture and traditions. We don’t have deep roots into religious traditions, so sometimes celebrating certain holidays feels surface level, and it is. I want our family traditions to be comforting, meaningful, and intentional! I don’t want to just do things because others do them, or because society does it, or because… consumerism.
We wanted traditions that would bring us together as a family - things that are the opposite of busy, stressful, or feel like obligations. I think you might know what I mean when I say those words. We have all been there with certain traditions that feel like an expensive, chaotic whirlwind! We want to do it differently around here, but traditions can’t just be forced out of thin air.
What are the elements of a meaningful tradition?