Unexpected Joy — Traditions

Traditions = Memories

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Traditions = Memories

Traditions = Memories It's true in most ways that "you can't take it with you," but I'd like to think that our memories are something that will stay with us forever.  As parents and grandparents, what an opportunity we have to create memories that tie us together for generations! I am blessed to have wonderful memories of Christmases when I was growing up.  I'm extremely grateful to have grown up in a home where family was the everything.  And, well, Christmas was right up there with it.  My parents loved Christmas and provided us with traditions that now live on...

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Thanksgiving Traditions

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I’ve had this little Hallmark Thanksgiving sign for probably 25 years or more. It’s still one of my favorite decorations. Whether you have a house full of guests or you are celebrating Thanksgiving with one person close to you, it’s nice to make the day special with favorite traditions! Here are five of ours: 1- When our children were quite young, we would have our own little Thanksgiving feast a few days before we met with extended family. Each of us had an assignment for the meal, from helping mom or dad with a side dish or dessert to folding...

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