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Monday, February 13, 2012

Creating Our Very Own Family Traditions

Dragon Shape Helium Balloon

We do not have many old folks or family traditions carried forward from both sides of my as well as my husband's family. So what do we do? We make our own family traditions. It is easy and fun to create your own family traditions.

We like to create a family culture that the kids can remember when they grow up. "We used to do this when we were young.....". It is very nice to have memories like these so we try our best to give them good memories.

Good memories come from simple things.

For example, one of the things we do during every Chinese New Year is to buy cute shaped helium balloon for the kids on the first day of Chinese New Year. We've been doing this every since they were toddlers. Then we'll let go of the balloon and watch it fly in the sky.  I suppose you could say its our way of saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the New Year.

The kids love this and look forward to this simple routine each year. They'll go "... and after we do this.... we'll go and get our balloons. This year, I want a .... balloon." then they'll have a fine time selecting their balloons. This year being the year of the Dragon, we got a Dragon balloon.

Do you have any unique and special family tradition you can call your own? If not, why not create one?


  1. A good family tradition. But that Dragon shaped balloon looks so cute to let it go up into the sky. haha.


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