For someone that currently doesn't practice a lot of traditions in their home, I sure do love them. During the holidays I get overwhelmed with hearing all the traditions other families do, so overwhelmed that I don't do anything. The expectation to create picture perfect memories with your family can be overwhelming. However, when I look back on my childhood, traditions are some of my favorite memories. My memories are more vivid when I look back on a holiday where we had a tradition. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up on them! They don't have to be big and daunting.
One of my favorite holidays growing up was Valentine's Day. Every February 14th, I would walk out of my room early in the morning to the sweet smell of muffins. My mom would cook blueberry streusel muffins every year and they were sooo yummy. They were not homemade. They came right out of a box, and no one cared. She would also give us one gift, usually a charm or necklace from James Avery.
Today I keep the blueberry muffin tradition alive, and I know my sis does as well. Turner may not know it yet, but one day when he's an adult he'll remember Valentine's Day as the one day a year his mom cooked him sweet blueberry muffins : ). A tradition doesn't have to be big and elaborate to be meaningful and special.
I added this adorable Valentine's inspired print from Minted to our master bedroom and I love the color it adds to the wall. Check out Minted's Valentine's Day shop plus their beautiful rose-colored artwork.