MONTHLY Traditions....are those traditions that you do once a month with your family. Sometimes we don't think about them being traditions because they are just part of our "normal" routine.
(By Amanda) On fast Sunday when we get home from church we have family testimony meeting. Everyone who can talk takes a turn. It’s been a great opportunity to see our kids grow and hear the sweet thoughts of our younger children. Although in the month prior to the covid shut down we were pretty defeated in our testimony meeting. The months since have been so heart warming to hear our kids processing, drawing on, and developing their testimonies as life was so disappointing and different this year. This has become a sacred time to teach Our children how to bear a testimony.
(By Kamber) One fun, simple tradition in our family... at the start of each new month, my husband and I race to see who can be the first to wish the other one Happy New Month! (The kids get in on it too when they remember.) For example, this morning (October 1st) my husband came down the stairs as I was getting kids ready for school, and in a loud voice, before any of us saw him, he called, “Happy October!” He is the winner for this month, and next month we will all be trying extra hard to beat him! My parents had this tradition with each other, and used to set the alarm clock for 12:01am, or wake each other in the middle of the night just to be the first to wish the other one a Happy new month!
(By Anonymous) Once a month for FHE we make it a service night. We go serve in the community or in our ward. We have gone to the Ronald McDonald House to cook dinner, made blankets for foster children, gone to a retirement home to visit the people there, raked leaves for elderly people in the ward, planted flowers for widowed sisters in the ward dropped off treats and notes to Primary/Sunday school teachers etc. I always love it when the kids come up with a new idea of who to serve. It makes me realize they have learned to really enjoy service!!
(By Anonymous) We have a tradition where every holiday we make roll out sugar cookies and decorate them and take them to friends and neighbors. I like to do even the smaller holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo etc. it just gets everybody in a festive mood.
(By Mary) I didn't realize that this was a tradition until I was sitting in class today. Last Saturday night I put a roast in the crockpot. When my son smelled it Sunday morning he said, "Is it Fast Sunday today?" I never realized that he associated our monthly roast with Fast Sunday.