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    The Tradition Tree is an online journal to provide an inspired collection of traditions and rituals for everyday living and celebrations with families and friends.

    We want to inspire you to take a walk as a ritual each morning or plan for a short tea visit with a friend... these actions hit our souls and makes us connected with ourselves, our loved ones and with life. Enjoy each other each day and be present… whether it being several minutes a day, a short afternoon or an entire weekend. We hope to bring inspiration to start traditions from around the world and to cultivate a community of creating a life rich with meaning, authenticity and quality experiences relating through your stories... told by us.

Perfume Making – Friday Night

The loveliest time of year is approaching… and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have made it a tradition to View full post »

New Years Resolutions

Welcome to the 2017 year. To bring in the new year, a ritual in our home is to clean, organize and de-clutter before theView full post »

Little Leprechauns

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in our home each year with trying to trap a leprechaun. A leprechaun is a type ofView full post »

Be Present

How many times have your heard this before? “Be Present.” Thousands. We all know it, but how often do weView full post »

Spark Joy

Joy. It is a feeling we need to fill ourselves with each day. It is understandably hard to do everyday, as we all haveView full post »

The Bath : Friday Night

Bathing is an unhurried affair, and the bath is customarily taken in the evening. It is a time for yourself to findView full post »

The Family Cookbook

Food is the center for our family gatherings. When preparing food for these gatherings, recipes are created by View full post »

Wedding Dress Up : Friday Night

The wedding dress. It is an icon for the big day, but the day goes by so fast and in the end, this brilliant gown is View full post »

Leap Year

Leap year was created to ensure our traditional calendar and seasons stay aligned. Julius Cesar officially designatedView full post »

Hygge

It may seem we are a small fish in a small pond at times, but there is a whole ocean out there. We value how other View full post »

Adventure Awaits

It is the journey not the destination. This is life. And with this life, many enjoy adventure as part of the journey.View full post »

Baby Naming Ceremony

Sparrow, Willow, Dove, Kai, Ben, Smith, Emma, Spence… the list of names are plentiful when choosing a special oneView full post »

Groundhog Day

February 2nd marks the day for groundhogs to predict if there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter. ItView full post »

Grandma’s Knit Slippers

Knitting is very much associated with grandmothers of the past. With the children all grown and life more slow paced,View full post »

Soap Making

The first evidence we have of a soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC., the first soap makers wereView full post »

Secret Pockets

For a child, it is a precious and innocent time. Little imaginations soar with creativity, invention and curiousity. WeView full post »

Life vs. Live

Life is a heavy and powerful word. A life is full of experiences with ups, downs, corners, twists and turns. Live isView full post »

Indoor Camping : Friday Night

With winter, we feel the need to hibernate and stay in from the cold. Have you ever thought of bringing the outside in?View full post »

Staycation : The Weekend

Slow down and take in your local surroundings with a staycation. A staycation is a little overnight or weekend getawayView full post »

Resolutions

Making resolutions for the beginning of the year has been a tradition since Babylonian and ancient Roman times 4000View full post »

Happy New Years

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it begins the New Year starting January 1st with full ofView full post »

Christmas Movie Night

Those fun loving Christmas movies give us warm, fuzzy feelings that make our hearts fill. Host a special night to watchView full post »

Pajama Day

Who wouldn’t want to stay in their pajamas all day long? Enjoying a fresh new set of pajamas and lounging aroundView full post »

This is Christmas

Each of us has our own style and way of celebrating this holiday season. It is a beautiful and magical time.View full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

Kindness and Cheer

It is that time of year to spread kindness and cheer. In the same breath, it is the season that gives us a platform toView full post »

St. Nicholas Day

If you wake up the morning of December 6th to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely youView full post »

Winter Ice Skating Party : Weekends

With cold comes snow and ice. It provides a new landscape of winter activity, and with that activity comes a favoriteView full post »

The Christmas Tree : Rockefeller Center, NY

You know that Christmas Tree. The one in Christmas movies with New York as a location. We have seen this icon and manyView full post »

Tis the Season of Traditions

December. It is the fullest month within the year for traditions. Centered around our favorite holidays, likeView full post »

Elf on the Shelf

The first rule of The Elf on the Shelf is that you can’t touch the elf. The second rule of The Elf on the Shelf isView full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

Black Friday

As early as the 19th century, shoppers have viewed Thanksgiving as the traditional start to the holiday shopping seasonView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving

Our American friends are having Thanksgiving. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims afterView full post »

First Snow Day

Today was the day. The first snow day of the year for the snow to be high enough to stick around for awhile.  ShovelsView full post »