This past week was my Grandpa Cutler's birthday. I saw multiple social media posts from aunts, uncles, and cousins who were all celebrating his birthday with homemade peppermint ice cream. Although he died in 1979, my dear grandmother celebrated his birthday each year for the 23 years she remained a widow, and 16 years after her passing, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and now great-great-grandchildren still carry on the tradition. Since my grandpa died when my dad was only 15, I never had the opportunity to meet him or build any personal memories of him, but because of the stories and traditions left behind, I feel I know him in some small way.
Here at Family Tree Prints, we're all about helping you make a family tree that looks beautiful in your home and is exactly to your taste, but it's not because we love home decor. It's because we've seen the positive impact that remembering your ancestors can have in our own lives, and want to make it easy for the modern family to have this visible reminder of the names that came before them. We can help you make a family tree, but making the names on your family tree come alive is up to you, and one way to do this is by preserving traditions, be they big or as small as having a bowl of peppermint ice cream once a year.
What traditions do you cherish in your home that help you know your ancestors?