What are your fondest memories of Thanksgiving? What do you want your children and grandchildren to remember – Traditions? Giving? Togetherness? Traditions are a vital part of family life. After the disasters that have befallen Louisiana residents such as hurricanes and an oil spill, Louisiana families often fell back on their family traditions for comfort and security.
If your family doesn’t have any traditions, it is never too late to start them. But they should include the whole family, if possible. The shared experiences strengthen relationships. Those experiences also can be opportunities for learning more about each other and yourself.
Thanksgiving Day doesn’t have to be all about the food – unless you want the preparation to be a shared family experience. Here are some other ideas about how to share and created memories at Thanksgiving.
Make Thanksgiving Day about time together as family and friends, building new memories and celebrating the present day.
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