Celebrate Together | Day Twenty-Three

Ironically, this post is a coming a little late because we were celebrating fall last night. :)
We may have celebrated more this month than all the other months this year. Birthday parties every weekend! 

"Rituals involve 'symbolic communication and convey 'this is who we are' as a group and provide continuity in meaning across generations.'" Susan Usha Dermond

I have fond memories of childhood Christmases -- the kuchen and other German treats on the table, the role of "Santa" at gift-opening time, the snow play. We celebrated family connection in meaningful ways that etched happy memories in my heart. 

Children need that.

It's the intentional celebrations that unite us, transmit our family values and help us feel like we're part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Celebrations can be as small as a note from the tooth fairy complete with fairy dust. Or as big as amazing fabulous three-year-old parties in the forest.

We can celebrate daddy's promotion at work, mommy's book release, brother's first goal at a soccer game.

Celebrating the first day of fall with pumpkin pie and apple cider sounds so warm and cozy.

"Seasonal rituals remind us of our connection to nature and help us appreciate that interdependence." Susan Usha Dermond

Why not bring new creative traditions to your holiday celebrations like this family {reindeer treats on the driveway?}. Seriously? ;p We might stick to caroling. With our lit-up stroller and tunes.

We'll all celebrate different things, in our own ways, but the important thing is to do it -- CELEBRATE LIFE with your children.

Celebrate Sabbath. Celebrate with friends. Celebrate just because.

April 2 is International Children's Book Day
July 10 is Teddy Bear Picnic Day
March 12 is Plant a Flower Day
January 18 is Winnie the Pooh Day

And today is your day. Live it. 

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