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The Joy of Family Traditions
A Season-by-Season Companion to 400 Celebrations and Activities

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

      A season-by-season collection of more than 400 multi-cultural traditions and activities, this book shows families how to celebrate not just holidays and major milestones but any day of the year.

For example, you could create a family hibernation day. Create a mini-retreat from the world for the whole family by designating the weekend closest to Groundhog Day as "Family Hibernation Day." Sleep late, stay in you pajamas, play board games, and rent movies, but whatever you do, don't go outside!

Not only does the author explore the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs and milestones, but she also inspires her readers to preserve, personalize and create meaningful traditions of their own.

If you can afford the gas and plan on a summer driving vacation, make a vow to stop and read EVERY historic roadside marker you come across. You'll not only come home smarter but perhaps a new family tradition will be established!

The Book

Ten Speed Press
March 2008
9781587611148 / 1587611147
Non-fiction / Family / Parenting
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The Reviewer

Bob Walch
Reviewed 2008
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