This morning I woke to a house full of homemade signs made by my children and grandchildren that said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIMI!
When I was a little girl Dad made these birthday signs in his draftsman/engineering handwriting with perfectly shaped letters and numbers. He placed them on windows, mirrors, kitchen cupboards and sometimes on our cars.
Dad’s 80 years old now and still making signs. But so are my children and grandchildren. They’ve learned this tradition from me and my Dad.
As you’re writing your novels, don’t forget to add tender family traditions to your stories. It’ll make your characters more three dimensional, and who knows, maybe your readers will continue your character’s traditions, too.
What family traditions are you showing your readers?