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  1. Hello Victoria

    I like your idea, there is a strong link between traditions and story telling across the generations, and I think that it is something that doesn’t seem to have much emphasis today. I know my own children like our traditions, and I hope they take some of them into their families! Whatever your circumstance, rich or poor, two parents or one parent, family traditions can provide a source of stability and belonging to your children. Those traditions don’t need to be elaborate or expensive, but they most certainly will be enduring and something that will be etched into the minds of your children growing up.

    Best of luck to you and your family.

    1. Thanks for sharing this Margaret! I’m hoping the writing word makes a comeback in the New Year, especially when it comes to preserving memories among families!

  2. Yes, I love this concept! I am also horrible at making myself stop “doing” to just sit and be – there’s always something I feel like I could be physically doing. However, I know those written words will mean more to my kiddos and their kiddos than just about anything else I pass down to them, so my husband and I try to stay dedicated to writing down memories! I need to consider your system, especially since I’d love for them to specifically remember simple traditions and routines for certain events throughout the year. The two main things we use to record memories are two memory books: a book called One Line A Day (you only have room to write a sentence or two!), and another one called 940 Saturdays (an 18-year-old will have had 940 Saturdays by the time they leave the house). Both of those make it manageable for us to keep up with writing down memories! – Mauri @

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