Family traditions are a wonderful way to strengthen the bond between parents and children in your household. While most family traditions occur during the holiday season, more families are starting to branch out to create family traditions all year round.
Today we’re featuring some ideas to start a new family tradition so you can enjoy ample time together before the children spread their wings and leave the nest.
Tell a Story Night
You can host this family tradition every night or on a specific night of the week. This ‘tell a story’ night family tradition is all about storytelling. Gather the family around to make a story that’s created out of nowhere.
There’s zero planning involved with this storytelling event. All you need is the family, a comfortable place to sit, and your creativity!
One family member will start the story with up to a few sentences. You’ll take turns making up the story as it goes sentence by sentence from one family member to the next.
Traditional Birthday Gift
This is a fun family tradition idea you can start with the kids when they’re younger. Sit down with your spouse to craft up a clever idea for what your kids will receive on their 13th, 16th, and 18th birthday.
You could plan to give your kids’ duct tape for their 13th birthday, a fake car for their 16th birthday, and something else on their 18th birthday as a traditional joke gift.
Backyard Movie Night
Movie projectors for backyard movie nights are more affordable than ever before. Look into purchasing a movie projector that allows you to host a backyard movie night every week or month with your family.
This family tradition idea will help you enjoy time together whilst enjoying one of your favorite films. Take a vote on which film you’ll feature or let each family member take turns picking a movie.
Leave Birthday Voicemail
Start a new family tradition where you leave each other a birthday voicemail. This is a fun tradition because you can enjoy doing it even after your kids leave the house.
A birthday voicemail is personal and will be a unique way to tell your family member you love them and are grateful that they’re here to enjoy another year of life with you.
These are just some of the ideas to start a new family tradition we could think of, but we’re confident you now have a good list to work with. Creating new family traditions that can be celebrated beyond the holiday season will ensure your family has a strong united bond no matter what life throws at you.