7. Create a Family Tradition Annual family pictures. Pajama Day. Planning summer vacations. Write down special memories and quotes on 3 x 5 cards and file them away from time to time. All of these activities strengthen the bonds of affection and are moments your child will remember throughout their lives. There is comfort in routines, and knowing that each year you’ll be celebrating or enjoying a family tradition is “chicken soup for the soul”. By creating family traditions, you are writing your family’s unique story and making it last for a lifetime.