Celebrating the bond between your family can be a great way to show your love for the people you spend most of your time with, and strengthen the bond further. After all, your family members are your partners in crime, the reason you get out of bed in the morning, and the people you laugh, cry, and shout with. Making special memories, investing in a cool depiction of you all, and researching your family history are all great ways to celebrate your clan – if you want to find out more, keep reading.
- Find your famous ancestors
Researching your heritage together can be a great way to celebrate your identity as a family, and you might even find some cool ancestors from way back when! Get the kids involved by encouraging to speak to their aunts, uncles, and grandparents about their family history – not only does it get them engaging with their ancestry, but it’s a great history lesson too. Once you have a fairly substantial family tree, why not get the kids to illustrate it, and then hang it on your wall? It’s a project for the family, about the family, and great for everyone to join in on.
- Get a cool portrait
We all love family pictures to hang on our wall, so we can look back in years to come and reminisce about the days the kids were still tiny and cute. As well as photographs, why not go for something a bit more original too? Why not commission a family caricature to hang, making the most out of each person’s personality and interests? It’s almost more personal than a regular portrait! Family custom bobbleheads are also a really fun idea, with each person being represented by a comical lifelike figure of themselves, they’re a funny addition to any mantelpiece.
- Make a family tradition
If you always eat pancakes on a Saturday morning, or Tuesday evening is always taco night, you’re always going to get excited for those days – who doesn’t love tacos and pancakes? As the kids grow older, little family traditions tie them to their homes and reinforce family bonds. The family traditions can be as big or small, regular or infrequent as you like, they just have to be something everyone loves doing.
- Learn a skill together
You can take family traditions one step further, and start a whole new hobby or learn a skill together. It could be that you all take up classical guitar at the same time (and obviously start your own band), learn a language with the intention of vacationing to the country further down the line. You could even start playing a sport together and get fit in the process. These all give a common interest, a fun way to spend time in each others’ company, and goals further down the line, so everyone benefits.
As they say, look after your family, this is the only one you’ve got! Celebrate the bond you have, look for fun ways to spend time together, and you’ll get through anything.
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