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Creating New Memories from Childhood Family Traditions

Creating New Memories from Childhood Family Traditions

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This week we’ve asked Rhonda Peterson from Rhonda Peterson and Associates to talk all about traditions. Let’s get to chatting!

Q: Think back to your childhood, what was one family tradition that you enjoyed the most? Why? If you have one that you’d best forget or dreaded, we’d love to hear that too!

A: When I was growing up, my mom, grandmother, and I would drive to Jefferson Square shopping center to shop for Christmas gifts. Doesn’t sound like much, huh?  However, we would do this on Saturday evenings in December, just so we could experience the chilly air, bright Christmas lights, and the energy of living in a community where everyone seemed to be better people; happier people because of the season.

Q: Have you adopted a childhood tradition that you still continue today? If so, is it the same or have you slightly altered it in some way?

A: Yes, we’ve maintained quite a few of the traditions from my childhood. The kids still play a significant role in decorating the house. We still indulge in watching classic Christmas movies and enjoy baking (if for no other reason than to make the house smell good with the scent of apple, cinnamon, and spice in the air).

Q: We often think of traditions in association with family, holidays, or even cultural traditions – all bigger things. Tell us something simple that you do for yourself (daily/weekly) that could be defined as a simple tradition just for you.

A: I can’t recall anything that I do just for myself. This is the time of year when I’m overwhelmed by how blessed I am to have my family, so most of what I engage in is to make the season special for them.

Q: Have you tried to engage your family in a new tradition that never took off or completely failed (side note: Our mind goes to the Griswold tree cutting expedition on Christmas Vacation)? Tell us about your amazing idea that never evolved OR tell us what you would do if only you could.

A: There was one year we went to a Christmas tree farm to cut down our own tree.  No one enjoyed that! We have instead made a tradition of going out and finding things like pine cones, acorns, and branches that we can use as decoration inside.

Thank you for your inspiration and insight. Let’s chat again soon.

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