Meaningful Family Traditions with Family Treedition

christmas cookie plate

Today, I am excited to partner with a company that is close to my heart. Family Treedition has so many cute ideas for bringing special family traditions into your home. More importantly, their products point us (and our children!) back to the real meanings of the holidays we celebrate.

It’s often the little things about holidays that children remember most. The same ornaments we bring out every year or the same meal we prepare every Christmas dinner. I remember my grandmother putting a Dinstuhl’s chocolate Thanksgiving turkey at every place setting and how we would all stand around the table and hold hands for the blessing (and the women would always cry at how sweet the prayer was!). And I remember reading Luke 2 with my sister on Christmas Eve and acting out the Nativity scene. The consistency of doing it every year was comforting and is really what made them special.

I like do bring that consistency in little ways to our home. Like seasonal placemats that they look forward to switching out as the weather turns. I love Family Treedition’s Thanksgiving and Christmas placemats because they wipe clean and you can use a Dry Erase marker to write place setting or what they are thankful for.I had so much fun putting together a Thanksgiving children’s table using placemats and a few other things from Family Treedition. 

thanksgiving placematthanksgiving place setting

Those melamine plates are great for kids because they are so durable! And how darling is this little Thankful Turkey for a centerpiece. My daughter, of course, said she was thankful for candy! Ha!

thanksgiving turkey

And how cute is that polka dot plate ($39.95)? You can change out the polka dot colors and decal phrases for each holiday or birthday (sold separately). P.S. Thanksgiving is two weeks away to order now if you want any of these cute products!

Speaking of plates, Family Treedition’s best-selling plate (that makes a fantastic gift for a family!) is the beautiful Write Plate.

And, you guessed it, you can write sweet messages on it (Bible verses, Happy Birthday, whatever!). You can also use those same decals and buy extra ribbon and toppers to change out for the seasonsIt also comes in a square ($39.99) version as well. My friends who have this keep it out year-round and it’s a happy something their children love seeing daily in their kitchen.

Okay and my girls are going to LOVE these silly SurPRIZE! Smileys which have 12 little treasures wrapped up inside. Children have to unwrap them to see! These are great stocking stuffers (but are about 4 inches wide so make sure they will fit).

Fun giftsstocking stuffers

You can customize them for the age and gender of your child. The ones shown above are Christmas themed, but you can buy them for birthdays, get well soon gifts, summer camp care packages, or for any occasion. The Christmas ones would be great for stockings or a gift to open on Christmas eve if that is one of your family’s traditions.

And don’t DoSayGive’s Stocking Stuffers for Children where I have these mini baby Jesus gifts.

Stocking Stuffers

Put this tiny baby Jesus at the bottom of your children’s stockings, or to give as your final gift, to remind your family that Jesus is the best gift of all.

jesse tree ornaments

Finally, y’all may remember last year when I wrote about Family Treedition’s Jesse Tree Advent Calendar ornaments This post talks about what the Jesse Tree is and how it bring our hearts back to the real meaning of Christmas. The 25 ornaments each depict a Biblical story and the coordinating devotional shows how starting from Genesis all the way through the Old Testament, God had a plan to bring salvation to the world through Jesus. It is a great way to bring families together to see that Jesus wasn’t just plan B, He was in the plan from the beginning.  If this is something your family is interested in doing, you probably want to order it now so you can be ready to start December 1st.

Also, I gave a set of Jesse Tree ornaments to my best friend’s family last year and they loved it. Give early in the season so they can enjoy it this year!

I hope one or more of these ideas will bless your family, just as they have blessed mine! These family traditions are inexpensive ways to make the holidays more meaningful.

If you have used any of these products in your family, share below how you do! Readers love to get ideas!

Thank you so much to Family Treedition for sponsoring this post!

Sources:

Melamine plates // Thanksgiving placemats // Leaves // Thankful Turkey

The Write Plate // Polka Dot Plate

SurPRIZE Smileys // Baby Jesus Stocking Stuffers

The First Thanksgiving Pilgrim/Indian candles

Table Runner

 

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