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7 Summer Traditions Your Children can Pass On

Traditions are a beautiful part of any family. Each one is something that is uniquely yours, that bonds you with past and future generations. Now is a great time to start some summer traditions that your children will be sure to continue with their children. You’ll enjoy quality time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime. …

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Guidelines for What to Wear to a Funeral

General guidelines Traditionally, mourners choose dark-colored attire when attending funeral services. As a rule-of-thumb, if you would feel comfortable wearing the outfit in a professional business meeting, a job interview, or a traditional religious service, it would be an appropriate choice for attending a viewing or funeral as well. Splashes of color (e.g., a scarf, earrings, pocket square, tie) are …

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10 Time Capsule Ideas

  Traditionally, a time capsule preserved documents until they could be discovered by someone in the future. In your own life, you can use time capsules in much the same way: to preserve records about your life to share with future generations. This way, your great-grandchildren will never have to say, “I wish we knew more more about Grandma and …

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What to Write in a Sympathy Card

Deciding what to write in a sympathy card can feel overwhelming. What can you possibly say to people when they’ve just lost someone so important? The fact that you are saying something is what matters. As long as you write with care and love, the recipient will appreciate the gesture and be glad to know you’re there for them. You …

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Keep Your Family History Alive With These 2 Ideas

Have you ever looked at pictures taken from an important event and for the life of you, you couldn’t recall all of the names of the people in the photo, or the year that it was taken? This is why it is so important that you label all pictures and events with names and dates. Even label pictures that you …

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Making Memories That Will Last Forever

Remember the days you spent helping Mom in the kitchen, or those long, lazy, perfect days spent fishing with Dad?  When a loved one leaves us, we are left with many powerful memories that we made together. Making memories gives our loved ones something to hold on to after we’re gone. 6 Ideas for Making Memories That Last Tell your …

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Send a Creative Sympathy Message

Showing your sympathy is one of the hardest things to do. You just never know what kind of gestures will bring appreciation, and which ones will bring tears and hurt. Other than physically being there for them, you can also consider giving them a creative sympathy message. It doesn’t have to be confined to some nice words on a card, …

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Creating Family Memories and Building Traditions

In the age of social media, you likely feel connected to your friends and family more than ever before. Daily Facebook updates, Instagram pictures of every meal, smartphone footage of every family gathering posted to YouTube, and so much more. And it’s true: these are all family memories floating by on your timeline. Yet you likely feel something fleeting about …

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5 Ways to Leave a Legacy with Your Kids

When we talk about how to leave a legacy, it’s often only a financial conversation. But leaving a legacy is about more than just money, it’s about the memories and lessons that you leave with your loved ones. Here are five ways to leave a memorable and meaningful legacy with your kids. 5 Ways to Leave a Legacy of Memories …

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5 Mother’s Day Traditions You Should Start this Year

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate your mom in a special way. Here are five special Mother’s Day traditions you can start this year to show your mom how much you care. 5 Mother’s Day Traditions to Start This Year 1. Breakfast In Bed It’s a classic for a reason. Maker her favorite breakfast dish and serve it …