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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.

Candlelight : Friday Night

Candles have been used for light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5000 years.  Accounts of candle use dateView full post »

Tiny Postal Service

It is the season of gift giving, and the early flow of sending cards and packages through mail to loved ones hasView full post »

Peg Doll Family : DIY

We enjoy decorating our homes with things we love. Our home is our comfort and soul…a refuge.  It is an intimateView full post »

Surprise [Kid]nap

It is important to keep life simple and in balance, with most of our lives being in a routine and full of rituals.View full post »

A Marriage Journal

A routine or ‘ritual’ in a marriage is very important. It reconnects us to the intimacy of these sacredView full post »

Guy Fawkes Night

The air outside is filled with the smell of bonfires and the sound of fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as BonfireView full post »

The Tooth Fairy

The magic of the Tooth Fairy remains, with bits of sparkles and fairy dust left on pillows in the morning light with noView full post »

Monthly Bucket List

Oh, sweet November. A new month gives us a fresh outlook on our planning for the weeks ahead.  Be it either forView full post »

Halloween Scares

What is Halloween without telling bone chilling stories or trying to jump out at people for a good scare? This is theView full post »

Tarot Card Reading : Friday Night

Tarot Card Reading is an ancient practice that is hundreds of years old. Celebrate the spirit of Halloween withView full post »

All in a Year

Birthdays are important milestones. They are a time for reflection and a time to be grateful for another year ofView full post »

A Happy Place

I have a special place. A happy place. A place to relax, unwind, gather thoughts, journal, read….  a place thatView full post »

Rituals in Families

What’s a ritual? It is a routine with meaning. Children love rituals. Repetition, the comfort of belonging, theView full post »

Granny Squares : Girls Night

When the weather starts to cool, we tend to cuddle up in a favorite cozy blanket and call it our ‘happy placeView full post »

The Spooky Dinner

Bat wings, pumpkin guts and zombie brains topped with clotted vampire blood, sounds like a wonderful feast for anView full post »

Halloween Boo’s

Halloween is hauntingly fun all month long. With mystery, shadows and fright, it raises our adrenaline to be really View full post »

The Giving Plate

Many of us are blessed and wish to give thanks this season. A simple and meaningful way to pass on love and gratitude isView full post »

Pumpkin Picking

Taking a colorful and scenic drive into the country is a fall favorite. With a seasonal hot beverage in hand, headingView full post »

The Kitchen Table

In every home, the kitchen is the stand alone favorite spot to be in. It is the gathering place of all the hustle andView full post »

Thanksgiving Traditions

In Canada, we celebrate this food-filled holiday in October. Back in 1578, an English explorer named Martin FrobisherView full post »

A Coffee Date : Friday Night

Sweethearts, spouses, and parents Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez found themselves deep into marriage and child-rearing whenView full post »

10 Minutes : A Daily Ritual

Our society has changed leaps and bounds in the last few decades. It seems to have gotten faster. I know when many of usView full post »

The Book Club

Beginning in the mid-18th century in England, motivated women of means and leisure began hosting salons for each otherView full post »

Daily, Weekly and Life Moments

We go throughout our day with routines and activities. Then the days turn into a week, then into a month… thenView full post »

Mail Gift Boxes

We all love getting something in the mail. It is special and thoughtful. The most special are the gifts unexpected. TheView full post »

The Library : Weekends

There is a space that is so comforting and full of interesting places you can visit every week or a couple times aView full post »

Bedtime Stories

Audrey Blake is a photographer living in New York. She loves bedtime and shares her story with this special ritual.View full post »

Kite Flying

Flying kites in open fields or across beaches is a simple and fun way to spend an afternoon. Either by yourself of as aView full post »

Dirty Dancing : Summer Series

The memories of childhood and teenage summers spent in the 1920’s – 1960’s are fading with eachView full post »

Outdoor Cinemas : Friday Night

A summertime tradition with many is an outdoor cinema experience. This can range from movie drive-ins to gatherings at aView full post »

Camp Memories – Summer Series

Summer Camp. In the beginning, it is a place that can be unknown and uncertain. Sometimes with thoughts of excitementView full post »

Canada Day Parades

Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Canadians commemorate the day with parades,View full post »

A Summer Bucket List

It is a balance with our summers. We want to take advantage of the warm weather for activities, as well as have someView full post »

Last Day of School

Remember your last day of school? It was a day of goodbyes, cleaning out desks and… the exciting thoughts ofView full post »

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!” This is something we wish for each of our children to do. Every oneView full post »

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is a time of celebration, feasting and defined as the longest day of the year. It has been celebratedView full post »