4 Things To Consider When Developing A New Family Tradition

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It can be difficult to find time for important things in our hectic, modern world. That’s why more and more families are instituting new family traditions – creating lasting memories and bonds that will last a lifetime. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to institute new family heirloom traditions and create lasting memories for your loved ones!

Consult Your Family Members

Talk to your family members about what kinds of traditions they would like to start. It’s important to get everyone on board with the new tradition so that it can become a lasting part of your family’s history.

Some families choose to start simple traditions, like eating dinner together every night or taking a yearly trip to the beach. Others might go for something more involved, like starting a family business or volunteering together at a local soup kitchen.

One tradition we do as a family is ensure we always take a day out together as a family for someone’s birthday. This will often be a day to the zoo or aquarium, but it’s so great to have a day like this each year as a family.

You’ll often find a lot of traditions can fall around special dates like birthdays, Easter or Christmas for example – find something that works with your family and look forward to enjoying it every year.

No matter what kind of tradition you decide to start, it’s important that everyone in the family is on board and excited about it.

Make It Meaningful

When you’re instituting a new family tradition, it’s important to make sure that it is meaningful and will add value to your family’s life. Choose something that everyone can enjoy and that will create lasting memories.

Some families choose to start traditions based on their heritage or culture. Others might choose something based on their interests or hobbies.

Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that everyone in the family can get behind and will enjoy doing together. So often, families try to institute new traditions that last for a year or two before everyone loses interest.

Buy High-Value Heirlooms

If you want your family tradition to last for generations, it’s important to buy high-value heirlooms that will stand the test of time. Choose pieces that are well-made and will age gracefully.

Some families choose to buy matching rings or necklaces to symbolize their new tradition. Others might opt for something like a family crest or coat of arms. Consider buying something that will appreciate significantly over time, like a 1 carat diamond to set in a pendant. Or a gold ring embossed with your family crest.

Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that can be passed down from generation to generation and will become a treasured part of your family’s history.

Have a Dedicated Place to Keep Your Heirlooms

You’ll need to have a dedicated place to keep your new heirlooms safe. Choose a spot that is away from high traffic areas and out of reach of small children. A locked jewelry box or fire-proof safe are both good options. You might also consider keeping your heirlooms in a bank safety deposit box.

Whatever you do, make sure you have a plan for where your heirlooms will be kept before you purchase them. That way, you can be sure they will be well-protected and available for future generations to enjoy.

In conclusion, instituting new family traditions can be a great way to create lasting memories and bonds between loved ones. By following these steps, you can be sure your new tradition will be one that is enjoyed for years to come.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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