Legacy Stories & New Year Traditions

Telling stories about how things used to be, how people lived back then, how they faced hardship and joy. It may sound old-fashioned, but it has power that can’t be matched by any other means of communication. This blog post will teach you how to tell stories using the Legacy Storytelling method and how to share about New Year’s Traditions!

New Year traditions are a great way to celebrate how far your family has come. Celebrating the past year and making plans for the next one brings everyone together in happiness and hope! Write about how you’ve celebrated New Year’s growing up, how it was similar/different from how your parents celebrated, what kind of traditions you have now and how they’ve changed.

Week 42 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – New Year traditions

How do you make memories last? How do you pass down your family’s legacy to the next generation? The answer is storytelling.

This year, make your story memorable! The Legacy Storytelling Method has a 52-week project that can help you tell the most interesting and unique stories. To get started with this awesome challenge visit here.

Why share your New Year traditions? 

We all have different traditions that we keep with friends or family members. For some people, it's just a tradition among themselves, but for others, it might be something they share with their whole family. Whatever your tradition may be, it's important to share them because the act of sharing makes us feel connected to one another (since we know someone else has done this too).

  • What are your New Year’s traditions? 
  • What do you eat for breakfast on January 1st? 
  • Who is the first person you call?
  • what song do you sing at midnight?

Every tradition is important! It's how we learn to celebrate and how other people like to spend their time. We can't always be there for everyone, but it's nice to know that our traditions are being kept alive in them even when we're not around anymore. That way, the memories of us will also live on forever.

Writing Prompts

What is your favorite memory of New Year’s Eve? What traditions do you have for the new year? It's interesting to see how different cultures celebrate. It is interesting to think about what families celebrate and write them down in order to remember and cherish those moments. Here are some prompts for you!

  • Do you celebrate New Year?
  • How do you celebrate New Year?
  • Do you have any New Year traditions?
  • Do you think your traditions will change in the future? Why?

These simple questions will help bring your best memories to life. You can check out more prompts to talk about your New Year traditions and Holiday Traditions & Storytelling with Kids

That is a little about our weekly writing prompt and some things you can think about. You can use any other prompt you'd like and think of these prompts as guidelines. If you have the printed pages or printed journals, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out. They are yours!

Writing About New Year Traditions with Someone You Love

Working with a family member or someone you are caring for? These questions can help spark more memories and an opportunity to discover new untold stories. You can start by picking one tradition and asking them about it. 

  • Why did they choose this tradition? 
  • What do they think of it now? 
  • How has their opinion changed over time?

These questions can help you connect with your loved ones and establish stronger bonds and restore human dignity one story at a time. Telling stories is one of the best ways you can connect with people. It's also a way to help your loved ones find their voice and share their story, helping them feel more confident in themselves. 

What’s Next

Sharing the traditions that you have with your loved ones is a great way to strengthen relationships. There are so many different New Year’s traditions out there, which means there are probably some really interesting stories to be told! If you want more writing prompts or tips for storytelling, check out 5-Minute Storytelling here.