Our yearly valentine celebration is getting ready to commence ❤️ I usually decorate and set the table like this. But before you’re tempted to think I’m on top of things…. we still have Christmas decorations up, just out of view annndddddd that table sure could use a good cleaning 🤣

I also pick out little treats and package them up in a pretty way just to make the girls feel special and seen. I leave them out for them to come down and be surprised on Valentines morning. Cause this day of love, definitely doesn’t need to be all about romance! So it’s our fun little tradition I hope they’ll remember many years from now.

Do you have any favorite traditions you do with your family? Maybe a fun one that stuck from when you were growing up or something new you created to do with your kids?

Dictionary.com defines traditions as: the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice

So clearly, this can look like ALOT of different things! That variety is one of the best parts – do what speaks to you and what you believe will inspire your people!

In my case, I think part of why I love traditions is because they can so closely overlap with celebrations … which if you know me, you know I LOVE a good celebration! 🥳

I also like to get intentional about how I want our traditions to make my family feel. And if you know me, you KNOW I’m a feeler, right?! 😂😍😭

So I thrive on creating meaningful traditions that I hope will leave my fam with happy memories that will give them all the feels too ❤️

This quote from Maya Angelou sums up a guiding principle that helps me create traditions I hope will inspire my kids to carry into adulthood; ones they may even want to do with their own kids someday…

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” ❤