We deck the house out for holidays and change of seasons too. We have get-togethers with family and friends. We have special meals and fun together.
Have to admit, it drove my husband crazy at the beginning of our marriage. Now he loves it. Ok, love is a strong word. He basically goes along with it and has come to enjoy it!
My kids are used to it. They still enjoy it. Even enjoy getting special treats on those special days - still!
We've created our own traditions that are totally ours! We have get-togethers with family and friends. We cook secial foods that reflect our heritage. We give gifts and do for others.
Whether it's the big holidays like Christmas or Easter or little ones like Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, even the first day of summer, our family has established traditions which bind us together.
Traditions serve as a commitment to the idea of family. Research shows when families adopt traditions, children feel grounded and more secure.