Family Traditions

Create a New Family Tradition

Globalization has created a much more mobile society than in the past, so it is often difficult for family members to get together on a regular basis. The tradition of celebrating each holiday as a group has become a time when only a few family members can be in attendance, and many modern families take this as an opportunity to invite those who are away from their own home to enjoy the day with them. Rather than mourning the members who are away, they celebrate the joy of having friends visit in a relaxed atmosphere. It gives them a chance to learn how others in far places live and celebrate the important moments of their lives, and it allows their guests an opportunity to feel comfortable while they are away from their loved ones.

Learn How Others Cook
Many families have their own unique ways to celebrate any holiday with a particular set of foods, so inviting outsiders is a way to learn how their family differs in holiday traditions. While one family might have boiled and mashed vegetables, another might have found generations ago that they prefer their vegetables to be roasted. Learning about these different ways to cook can be an opportunity to change an old menu with new ideas that still incorporate traditional foods. New tastes that everyone likes are a way to continue the tradition in a new way that includes even outsiders.

A Special Toast
There are always events that require at least one family member to offer a special toast for all who attend, and it generally falls on the family’s oldest member to offer it. As parents and grandparents age, they might choose to allow younger members to come up with their own version of the traditional toast. This can become a celebrated way to acknowledge growth within the family, and it can be used to pass on the family traditions in a way that allows the younger generation to participate in an important manner.

The Giving of Gifts
Some family holidays and traditions involving the exchange of gifts between members, but economic realities have taken a toll over the years. Many families have found innovative ways to include this tradition while cutting costs. Those who have artistically inclined members have begun to rely on their ability to come up with ideas that will satisfy everyone. Designing a family mug for each member with the family’s name on it is one way to keep the tradition going. Using ceramic decals makes it easy to decorate because the design can be sent electronically to Siak Transfers for printing as well as affixing the decals.

There are many different ways to celebrate every holiday, and the ease of transportation has allowed people to travel far and wide all during the year. For family members who are missing out on the traditional gathering they grew up with at home, there are still opportunities for them to enjoy the holiday with those near them. Family members who have been left behind can expand their joy when they invite visitors to their area to become a part of their holiday tradition.