The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

Jennifer Trainer Thompson


The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

  • Title: The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions
  • Author: Jennifer Trainer Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781587611148
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback



When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions momentous and memorable Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been important to parents than it is today, as families become fractured and scattered THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS offers thanWhen a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions momentous and memorable Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been important to parents than it is today, as families become fractured and scattered THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS offers than 400 fresh ideas and creative approaches to cultivating birthday, anniversary, holiday, and other rite of passage and seasonal traditions that strengthen personal bonds and reflect a family s individual style, spirituality, and values Inspires and instructs families on how to create, personalize, adapt, and preserve relevant traditions that reflect how we live today Explores the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs, and milestones, both uncommon and familiar Includes holidays, holy days, annual events, once in a lifetime occasions, and personal celebrations Reviews A lovely new book that pays tribute to hundreds of celebrations from around the world and offers new ideas for marking important occasions Pregnancy Magazin Be inspired to preserve, personalize and create meaningful holiday and year round traditions with the than 400 multi cultural activities found in The Joy of Family Traditions Senior Wire News Service ad The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, so you can celebrate the holidays even better than you celebrate them now Washington Post Recommended in QA Column If you love family traditions, you will take pleasure in The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson Tom McMahon s syndicated Kid Tips Column appears in 62 newspapers nationwideFeatured in two wedding themed pieces on 5 1 08 and 5 8 08 Content That Works


Recent Comments "The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions"

This is a wonderful collection of family traditions, intended to help readers strengthen family traditions and start new traditions. The author is quite comprehensive in her inclusion of holidays and special occasions (covering multiple traditions, religions, cultures, and so forth), but her book is so well-organized that the content isn't overwhelming. Originally, I borrowed a copy of this book from the library; I ended up liking it so much (and tabbing so many pages) that I bought it.I liked t [...]

Even though I have not finished reading this book -- have had the last 20 or so pages to go for over a year now -- I've decided to re-shelve this book as officially "read."This is a great book for people in households with children or young adults. This is also a good book for teachers or other professions working with children and young adults.Basically, this book offers tips and suggestions for those of us who are looking to incorporate some traditions into their lives. A lot of people come fr [...]

Really simple and enjoyable book - I had to buy it 'cause the library didn't have it and I'm glad I did. It has great ideas - jumping-off places - for creating special traditions that don't revolve around consumerism. This is something that I am always looking for - how do we make a day special and Ours, without resorting (too much) to the ad-based, consumer driven traditions that fuel our culture? Anyone who has similar questions - this is a good place to reference.

This is a great book to give you ideas for how to add in some new family traditions. It covers things from all different cultures and religions and I've used several of the ideas to add to our own family celebrations and will continue to do so along with Raising Children in the Goddess Traditions and Celebrating the Great Mother.

Rather than day by day, Thompson's organized this compendium of family traditions season by season. It's a simple approach. However, I did appreciate Meg Cox's book related to family traditions a bit more than this one. I think it's because of how many more rituals/traditions are included in the Cox book.

What a treasure! Filled with loving, creative, fun ideas for building family traditions. The idea is by no means to do all of them, but to inspire us to have more of them. I loved it and will revisit this often!

A book to help one learn about the traditions of various seasons, customs, and holidays throughout the year and a means to inspire readers to create and celebrate unique traditions and rituals in their own families.

Great reference for rituals and traditions that includes seasonal celebrations and isn't especially spiritual or religious. I especially liked the seasonal diagram.

Got some good ideas! Will definitely revisit later.

-very superficial-very focused on ways to celebrate the current retarded holidays with young children-but a couple cute ideas


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