Traditions within a family, no matter the size, provide a source of identity, create cohesiveness and security, and instill family values. Here are 10 cute ideas to begin a Sunday tradition within your own family.
- Have a big breakfast
Make it a weekly tradition to cook a nice breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, waffles – YUM! We make these “comfort meals” in the fall and winter months, and switch lighter acai and smoothie bowls in the spring and summer.
- Start with slow Sunday mornings in bed
Whether it’s 10 minutes or 30 minutes, get a slow start to your morning with some in bed snuggles. Read, talk, or watch some TV together.
- Have a good morning workout
A hike, family walk, or even intense sweat sesh are great ways to promote health and get in some good family bonding time.
- Leave surprise messages
Place a note somewhere random around the house for your loved one (or ones) to find.
Silly, sweet, long, short – it will just be fun to find where and what the message says!
- Play some tunes
While you’re cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any other activity, have a fun playlist and time of day that you let that music play. Crank it up!
- Designate tech free time
Schedule a portion of the day for tech free time. Use that time to do something together as a family. Read, finish a house project, or sit down and just chat.
- Take time to proclaim what you’re thankful for
We do this during Sunday night dinners. As we are eating, we take turns mentioning one thing we are each grateful for. This ends up being a great conversation starter and connects us as a family unit.
- Go for a drive
Growing up, my mom and I would often go for an early afternoon drive around some of our favorite neighborhoods and talk about what it would be like to live in some of our favorite houses.
- Add to a happiness jar
Jot down one thing that makes you happy and drop it into the jar. This doesn’t have to be every week, even just once a month is a way to encourage you to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. This jar can double as some cute home decor, and is great to peek into on the days where you just need a good ol’ reminder of what’s good in life.
- Play a game or do a puzzle
I love the conversations that can start while playing some games together. Nothing like some good, fun family competition.