We probably all have them. And yet, how many of us can say we were there when these things got started?
And that raises even more questions, such as: who did start that Easter dinner tradition where your third cousin makes the broccoli casserole that everyone hates? When did it start? And if it’s a tradition that everyone has just accepted, then what were people doing before that tradition appeared?
Well, here’s your chance to get in on the tradition-creating game. We’re offering tips for starting some brand-new family traditions of your own. That way, when you and yours finally move into one of those homes for sale in Toronto, you can get started immediately.
Assign a Meal to a Day
One fun tradition you can start is to have the same meal on the same day every week. Of course, you’ll want this to be a meal everyone enjoys, but it’s fun because it gives you something to anticipate from week to week. Taco Tuesdays is a thing already, but you can do whatever you want. Spaghetti Wednesdays? Meat Loaf Mondays? Crackers and Hummus Saturdays? Make it fun, and see how long you can keep it going!
This one is fun, lame, and memorable at the same time. Board games and other games seem so antiquated in 2021, and yet, if you really get into them, they can actually provide hours of entertainment. Maybe you and your family set aside every Saturday night to drink wine and play Monopoly. There’s a game that can go for hours, or days. Or, if you want things to get a bit intellectual, make it a game of chess. Whatever you do, just make sure you have fun, and don’t forget about it. Keep those traditions!
Participate Regularly in a Local Service Project
There is power in numbers, and that applies especially to when you’re helping others. A great way to form family bonds while engaging in something worthwhile is when you’re volunteering with a service project in your community. Gather the family every Thanksgiving to bag up food for the homeless, or go to your local food bank to serve dinners to those in need.
Do it together as a family, and keep it regular. That will teach the kids strong values and make everyone feel they have accomplished something meaningful
There are plenty of other traditions your family can create, but we hope these got you thinking. Pretty soon, you’ll have those young ‘uns wondering where and how those traditions got started in the first place!