Since we are nearing the holiday season, I would like to recommend a book written by Noel Piper, Treasuring God in Our Traditions. Noel offers parents a way to practically incorporate scripture, activities, recipes and more into each holiday season, while sharing a glimpse into the Piper home. The book provides great ideas, but more than that, it inspires creating your own family traditions. “May God give us eyes to see him, hearts to love him, and a passion to show him to our children.” N. Piper
One tradition in my family, for as long as I can remember, has been a steak dinner on Christmas day. That’s a tradition no one wants to break!
Chris and I are constantly “trying traditions” (if that is possible) to see what will “take” with our kids. Some center around holidays. Some not. Right now, we have breakfast on Sunday nights. Our kids will not let it die. They love it! During Christmas break, we have an “Acuff Dance Party.” We all get dressed up and dance. (We may or may not post pictures). On birthdays, we take turns telling the “birthday boy/girl” what we love about them. Everyone in the family participates and shares a list of things. Then, we pray over their year.
We are all looking for new ideas! Please share your family traditions. They can be Everyday traditions or Holiday traditions, but we need to be inspired.