posted by Kristin Williamson
November 20, 2012 @ 12:17 pm
The official kick-off to the hustle and bustle of the holidays is here. Gift giving, food, family, friends, parties, greeting cards, travel, trees, decor and hopes for snow (at least for those of us in South Carolina) and glimpses of Santa are about to consume our minds. (I know, can you believe it?)
But in considering the foundation of that which we refer to as the Holiday Season, regardless of your religion or customs, we all have one thing in common specific to this time of the year: Tradition.
Traditions represent a blueprint for customs and values that are instilled in each generation in celebration of that which they find most important or appreciate. They are passed down and valued from generation to generation. And regardless of the size or significance of your traditions, they’re important and representative of who we are and where we’ve come from.
So as your family comes together this weekend to share a meal in thanks, take advantage of the opportunity to discuss your family traditions — traditions of the present and perhaps learn of traditions of the past that have been lost. Listen to each other as you contemplate why your family traditions came about, how they make you feel and why they’re important using the Question of the Week!
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Talk About Giving!
Published each Friday, use the Question of the Week to spark conversation with your children about family, money, giving and help them explore what matters most to them.