Our recent visit to La Maison Lavande and why we’ll be making a trip to the lavender fields as part of our family traditions.
If you know me, you’ll know that I’m all about tradition. Growing up, my mom was adamant about keeping holidays and festivities set with a certain expectation. This is probably why family traditions hold such great nostalgic value for me. I think partaking in family customs helps build lasting memories for our little ones. One day, I want them to look back and appreciate all of the celebrations, both big and small.
All of those flower-fields have been hitting social media hard this summer. I mean, who can blame us? The setting offers an oh-so perfect Insta-moment. At the beginning of July, we paid La Maison Lavande a visit. From the moment we stepped foot into the field filled with 100,000 (yes, one hundred thousand) lavender plants, Joe and I looked at each other and said: “Yup. Every summer. Every single summer.”
The Importance of Family Traditions
I often think about the birthday parties my mom threw or how should bought a cake for every one of my monthly milestones when I was a newborn. These are traditions I hold dear to my heart. They’re also behaviours that I’ll be passing down to my children – and hopefully they’ll do the same.
They Give You Something To Look Forward To
Holidays and celebrations are fun, but they become even more exciting when you have a specific tradition to look forward to. Do you bake the same delicious cookies for Santa with the kids? Do you set a specific day of the week for game night? Whatever it is, family traditions are the events we all get excited for… no matter how old we are.
Family traditions give everybody something to talk about. I want my kids to look back and say, “When I was little, mom and dad made the effort to do (this) every year.” Of course, the best part about traditions is that they can be passed down from generation to generation.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
When we visited La Maison Lavande, we met up with our family photographer. As always, she captured the most precious moments. I remember so many of our family traditions because my mom took photos of nearly every event.
What are your family’s traditions? What are some of your earliest memories?
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