Sorry, I had to. I can't say the word "Tradition" with out singing it in my head.
1. Create Daily TraditionsIn our house, we have our bedtime routines. After we get ready for bed the little man and I cuddle in bed. He gets two books, then bed time prayers and then it's lights out. He knows what to expect and it is a special time with just him and me each night. I love this time, sometimes we sing a bit before reading if he is in bed early enough, and I hope that later we will be able to talk more about the day that we had. I love it, and I hope that he does too!
2. Create weekly TraditionsFor some this may be pancakes on saturday's or friday night pizza or even a movie night. Find something weekly you can do that is easy and fun for your kids. Growing up, saturday morning = doughnuts. Sometimes we would ride our bikes down to the shop, other times my dad would pick them up and we got to eat on the floor in the living room and watch
3. Create annual and holiday traditionsSeasons and holiday's lend themselves to easy traditions and fun. It's just as easy there are so many things to do that are season specific. For example you can pick out your Christmas tree and then decorate it while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music. Just do little something to make it special each year. When we were growing up we got to eat off of a special plate on our birthday. It was a big deal when we were kids and we loved it. See it below.
It doesn't have to be expensive, it doesn't have to be a big extravagant thing. Just little things that make life special can create great memories for your kids.