Thursday, November 12, 2009

Things I love Thursday...Once Upon A Family

I am a big believer of traditions in families...for example, we do Friday night movie nights, Pizza every Sunday night, St. Patricks Day is actually a day that we celebrate how lucky we are to have each other, etc.  I wonder when kids leave home...what is it about their life that they take with them?  The traditions.  That's what.

What I am excited to write about today is one of my very favorite companies called...Once Upon A Family.  The woman who started this company is a mom of twins and really did a ton of research...about two years...researching "good, healthy, strong families".  What she found was that there was a common demonator in all of the good families...they all had traditions.  You see when they are older and out of the house...they don't care how many thousands of dollars that you spent on their Princess Birthday party...what they truly take with them are the traditions that you did together as a family.

Once Upon A Family is a company that is all about family traditions.  There are so many awesome ideas...for example, one of my favorite is on your daughters birthday every year...take a picture of her in your wedding dress and as the years go on, you watch her grow into your dress.  Or there is another one that is my favorite...every year on your childrens birthdays...write them a letter highlighting the year that just passed.  Store them in a box and 21 days before they turn 21, you start sending them to a day until the last day when they turn 21.  These are just a couple...there are SO MANY MORE!

This is a company that offers parties in your house and then you can learn about all of their products that they offer.  The best part about the parties is that you don't actually have to buy "their stuff"...just getting the idea, you can start that tradition in your own house with your own stuff. 

I am not a consultant or associated with Once Upon A Family in any way other than a lover of their products and ideas...which is why I am sharing it with you today for Things I Love Thursdays.

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  1. What lovely ideas!! Thank you for sharing them! I write my children letters on their birthdays - I haven't been so good with the baby books so I'm hoping they cherish those letters!

  2. Those are great ideas! We are crazy about traditions at our home. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi, this is my first time here. I'm also a mom of twin girls (3 years old).

    I like the traditions that have as family.

    Wish you could visit my blog and became virtual friends. I became a follower of your blog.

  4. LOVE THIS!!!! Beyond love it! I am huge stickler on traditions... one of my all time favorites is....

    Christmas Eve I have a neighbor come over and ring the door bell and take off, and what's left on the door step is a package... not saying who from just looks like it traveled from afar. Inside are the kids' Christmas books, PJ's and a couple little goodies for Christmas Eve... then we make ice cream sundaes and watch A Christmas Story.... every year.

  5. A friend of mine was a consultant with them for a while and I LOVED there stuff. The ideas are fantastic!!