The greatest tradition of all, making memories
By Amy Wright | Dec 6, 2021
The Greatest tradition of all, making memories
As yet another year comes to a close, it is time to begin celebrating and feasting with the ones you love. This is the time of year when people gather with their closest family and friends to enjoy each other’s company and the fruition of beautiful traditions, new and old. For many people, it is a time to appreciate blessings, love, and what they have experienced and learned throughout the year.
Traditions allow us to create and enjoy our very own unique human experience. They give us something to look forward to every year. By nurturing these traditions, you may notice a change in perspective as to why you should appreciate the holidays.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that holiday traditions are so important.
Traditions bring people together
During the year, it can be far too easy to get caught up in life, work, and responsibilities. However, during the holiday season, most people are able to take time off to enjoy time with their loved ones. During this time, they are able to rest, spend time with the ones they love most, and create beautiful memories.
If you encourage a yearly Christmas tradition such as yearly family photos to relive memories through print, Christmas Eve brunch, or roasting chestnuts over an open fire, it encourages everyone to come together. The memories will be so much more meaningful than just sitting down and watching TV alone.
Traditions create good memories
You never know what could happen from one moment to the next. That is why it is so important to make the most of holiday traditions and enjoy time together every year. It is also nice to take many photos and record video footage of everybody enjoying each other’s company.
Capturing these special moments allows them to last forever. Better yet, you can print them and enjoy them as wall art. You never know what could happen to or how much more time you'll have with your loved ones. Photo memories will always remind you of the beautiful times you shared with the people you love most.
It is so important to look back on the happy memories and cherish them when you’re facing a rough patch in life. If your family is new to the concept of family traditions, try to explain to them how much it matters. Starting with an annual family photo tradition is a good idea as it is simple and fun for all.
This tradition of cooking and gathering shows the love that the family members have for each other. So, imagine years from now having printed photos of sharing a Christmas dinner with your grandparents! Then after years, you show the same framed print to your grandchildren. You can imagine how beautiful that can be! So we encourage you to stop and pause during the hustle and bustle to capture the joy that comes with preparing and indulging in holiday meals with family and chosen family alike.
So why don't you start with the coming Christmas or the next holiday? Make it routine to capture and print the simple moments that fill your home with joy. With time these shared moments become Christmas tradition. Remember one thing; time flies, memories are made and fade just as quickly. So, value and utilize the time with the people you love and care about. Make every holiday count.
Traditions foster unity
Whether your family consists of siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends, it is still a family. Maintaining traditions within your family is great because it encourages unity and closeness within family units to honor friendship. When people feel like they’re part of a unit, they are more likely to feel cared for.
It isn’t unnatural for people to feel lonely around the holidays. It can be difficult to maintain Christmas traditions when your family lives far apart. So it's important to stay connected near or far. When we feel a part of a unit where love is nurtured, this can improve our quality of life and the quality of our relationships.
In fact, a key part of our relationships as humans is memories and inside jokes. When you have more pleasant memories to remember, the holidays become a much nicer time. Make sure you capture them and remember them.
The bottom line
The bottom line is that traditions help to build connections from the past, to the present, and to the future. They essentially serve as a bridge from the older generation to the younger generation. Whether your tradition is making a special family recipe, hiking in the woods, cutting down your own tree, or taking photos together to gift them as custom photo prints, it is something to pass down.
Traditions can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. It doesn't matter how you celebrate with your family and friends. What makes it truly memorable is how you show love and make everyone happy. These holiday traditions make memories, and nothing makes memories come to life more than printed photos, canvas art, or framed art.
For this reason, we offer affordable printing services to help you keep your memories more alive. We offer canvas prints, photo prints, framed prints, and even photo printing so that you and your family can enjoy beautiful wall art and framed art for years to come. For inquiries, reach us out to us via chat or email to help you create your prints. Relive the moments you make by printing the shots you captured along the way.
This year, remind yourself to pause, take it in and capture the time spent together. Give the gift of memories and keep them more alive this year by being present and capturing the joy that comes with shared experience.