Traditions; they reinforce who we are, where we came from, and bind us together by a common, shared experience. The official dictionary definition of tradition reads, “The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation; the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.”
Why Do We Have Family Traditions?
What are some of your favorite family traditions? Maybe you always have family game night on the first Saturday of every month? Do you open one gift under the tree on Christmas Eve every year? Do you usher in summer with a Memorial Day road trip? Do you gather on New Year’s Eve to watch the celebration in Times Square? Is there a special family recipe for a dish you only make on special occasions?
No matter what your family traditions may be, they help knit your family members together by sharing events or activities that you can enjoy and remember fondly from year to year and pass down to your children or grandchildren.
Family Traditions Strengthen Families
Family traditions help new family members, also. When someone new enters the family, learning and participating in family traditions helps the new member gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of their family and feel like a part of the whole, rather than an outsider. Family traditions help the family embrace the new member and offer a sense of inclusion.
At the Original Pancake House Denver, we understand the value of maintaining family traditions. We celebrate tradition every day with the breakfast food we serve our customers; food that is steeped in tradition, culture, family – and made with love. Although love is the true tie that binds family members together, traditions help reinforce, strengthen, and express that familial love in a concrete way. Family traditions are something the younger members can learn from and look forward to, and something the older family members can enjoy passing down to the next generation to help give them a sense of family, culture, and history.
Build a Family Tradition with The Original Pancake House Denver
Why not start a delicious family tradition of gathering around a table for a hearty meal born from our family traditions at The Original Pancake House Denver? With two locations in the Denver area at Cherry Hills or Denver Tech Center, your family can experience the homemade goodness that makes breakfast at America’s finest pancake house a great idea any day of the week. We look forward to becoming one of your family traditions. Tradition is delicious!