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Family Day and Creating New Traditions

posted by Racquel Heron in "Trivia & Social"
February 13, 2017
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Having a long weekend in the middle of winter is a great moral booster and a bit of a reprieve from the winter blahs. If you’re in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Ontario, this Monday is Family Day. What do you have planned? If your family is fortunate enough to get a paid holiday on Family Day, make the most of it! Enjoy your time off with family and friends.  Continue a tradition, or create a new one, but plan a fun activity for everyone. Cities and towns will have many events and activities for families to do, so be sure to check them out.   

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Why is it important to participate in family traditions?

  • Provides a source of identity. It’s a way to teach kids their family culture and/or religious history.
  • Strengthen the family bond. It is a natural way to engage in face-to-face interaction to help build strong bonds.
  • Offer comfort and security. Traditions are steadfast in an ever changing world.
  • Create lasting memories. It gives kids positive memories of their childhood that they will most likely pass on to their children.

To learn about why family traditions are important and how to create them, check out

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Traditions can take many different forms – from small day-to-day habits, to monthly and yearly activities, birthdays, special events, and holidays.  Below is a list of ideas that fall into one of these categories that you might want to start with your own family or friends.

  • The “What We Learned Today” journal.
  • Bedtime story.
  • Family game night.
  • Saturday football.
  • Special Sunday breakfast.
  • Full moon walks.
  • Family time capsule.
  • First and last day of school photos.
  • College acceptance celebration.
  • First cake cut wish.
  • Yearly measurement on the door frame.
  • Annual camping trip.
  • Easter basket scavenger hunt.
  • Ghost stories.
  • Thankful box.
  • Glass wax stencils.
  • Banging on pots and pans at midnight.

Go to for more ideas that your family can start doing.

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On-Hold Marketing will be closed on Monday, February 20th for our staff to enjoy time with their families and embrace their family traditions. We will be back on Tuesday, February 21st ready to get your hold lines ready for spring.

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