I often wonder in this ‘day and age’ how many families continue their traditions that have been around many years before them.
In my family, not many traditions come to mind, except the lighting of the Christmas Pudding at, of course, Christmas, and the family Christening Gown. It’s the family Christening Gown that has me wondering about other families traditions.
Back in 1899 my Great Great Grandmother, Clara Alice made a Christening Gown for my Great Grandfather Michael. Since Michael another 18 babies have worn the gown, including my Nonna, Mum, myself and my brother.
Our baby will be lucky number 20 to wear the gown. Now as my husband and I aren’t religious we didn’t feel right having our baby Christened in a church and have been discussing having a Naming Day. I know there’ll be some eyerolls about the ‘moderness’ of a Naming Day, but I feel it’s important to continue our family tradition of the gown, and I think a Naming Day is a great way for us to do that.
Continuing on with the family tradition theme for Tic Tac we’re also using a very special bassinet. The bassinet was made by hubby’s Dad for the first Streeter boy some 42 years ago! Since then hubby and his 3 brothers have used it, I believe a couple of cousin’s and some of the latest Streeter offspring have called it their first bed at home.
Does your family have any special traditions? Did you have any sentimental family things that you used for your baby or that you had as a baby?