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.

Fool’s Café – A Surprise Dinner

It is April Fool’s Day, but that does not mean it all has to be tricks. It can be a great evening as Kendra&#View full post »

Sugar Shacks & Maple Syrup

Maple syrup taffy making sessions, hot pancake meals and wagon rides are traditional events starting every spring asView full post »

Easter Brunch

On Easter Sunday, many enjoy a lovely pastel decorated brunch. Easter brunch is special with the start of spring andView full post »

Carrot Cake

Moist, nutty, carrot cake… with cream cheese icing. Yum. Cake is a wonderful dessert to share and especiallyView full post »

Egg Decorating

Whether hand-blown and decorated or poached for Eggs Benedict, eggs have long been a staple at Easter. As early as 5,000View full post »

Cooking Class : Friday Night

The smells, clatter and chatter in a kitchen gives us the sense of love and soul in a home. Being in the kitchen andView 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 »

Brunch : The Weekend

Brunch is a great way to have a get together on the weekends. They happen later in the morning with a casual feel, View full post »

The Community Table

It will soon be the start to a fresh new season… spring. With spring comes living outdoors and spending more timeView full post »


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 »


Hannah Bullivant believes in Prosecco. Brunch. Girl friends. She is pretty excited about Galentines day, aView full post »

Traditions : The Frost Family

Jamie is a 34 year old mama to three kiddos, an 11 year old girl and two boys ages 9 and 7. She has been married to herView full post »

Ice Cream Run

Ever think of doing random or out-of-the-box traditions? These silly traditions can be anything you want them to be.View full post »

Red Valentine’s Dinner

With seeing red everywhere, you know Valentine’s Day is coming. It is a special day we celebrate being in loveView 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 »

Soup Fridays : Friday Night

In the cold winter months, it is nice to warm up to comforting foods, like soup. Soup is a hearty meal that can have aView 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 »


Biscotti is an Italian biscuit or cookie. The word originates from the medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “View full post »

National Pie Day

There are dozens upon dozens of varieties and flavors with fillings, toppings and crusts. From nuts, to fruits toView 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 »

A Cooking Day : Freezer Meals

We all do it. Too tired or busy to cook so we get take out instead. Sometimes it happens more than we like, but ourView 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 »

13 Layered Birthday Cake

Certain age milestones are fun to celebrate. It is like peeling and revealing layers, coming into new phases of ourView 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 »


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