24 Creative Family Traditions


Family traditions can create lasting happy memories for your children.  One of my focuses as a mother is to Create Moments that Matter for my family.  Therefore, I thought it would be really helpful to put all of my favorite family traditions in  one place so you can organize several for your own family.

Creative Family Traditions

Simple Family Traditions

Most family traditions can be very simple activities that you do on a routine basis.  For instance, growing up my dad made us shaped pancakes on Saturday morning.  Because he took our breakfast one step further and made fun shapes with our food – an every day task turned into an anticipated tradition.

Children Advent: Vacation Count Down – Several children advent calendar ideas that you can use for any holiday or vacation count down.

Celebrate Birthday Traditions

Valentines for Children

April Fools Practical Pranks

Easter Celebrate

1st Day of School Activities

Halloween Activities

Thanksgiving Children

Christmas Family Activities

What is your favorite family tradition?
Feel free to
share your ideas in the comments.

Annual Creative Family Traditions
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  1. We have always done a scavenger hunt for the kids’ bday presents-it started out with drawn picture clues but has morphed into very technical word puzzles and even complicated cryptology-thank you internet! These traditions keep us bonded and really serve to ground us a family and sometimes I think they enjoy the hunt more than the gifts. Thanks for giving me MORE great ideas!!

  2. This is a wonderful list of ideas! Thanks so much for posting it. We are still starting our traditions here, as we are a new family. It has been hard to get them going because my hubs is often deployed. But one thing we always have done was a special ornament for our child or us each year. When our child is old enough, they can take their ornaments with them so they don’t have a bare tree!

  3. One of our traditions is going to the somewhat-nearby lights festival every year and we collect the annual gold ornaments for every year my husband and I have been together. (We actually carried the tradition on from my in-laws.)

    I didn’t like Christmas until I started collecting the ornaments! I’m already anxious for this year’s ornament! 🙂


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