I've started a satisfying tradition that meets my resolution to "be a storehouse of happy memories." (And why is that a happiness-project goal? because reflecting on happy times in the past helps boost happiness in the present.)
Every Halloween, I take a picture of the Big Girl-and now the Little Girl, as well-in their Halloween costumes, put the photos in a Halloween-themed picture frame, and make a Halloween photo gallery.
I also give a copy to each pair of grandparents, so they have their own set as well.
Now, like any tradition, it's a fair amount of trouble and a potential source of guilt. For example, this year, for the first time, I didn't have the photos ready by October 31. I've taken the photo, but haven't managed to order copies or buy the frames yet. So our gallery wasn't up-to-date.
And I feel bad about that.
But I'll get it done, and in the end, a tradition like this is worth the effort and the guilt. It's a lot of bang for the buck. It's so much fun toRead More »from A Halloween tradition that makes me and the grandparents happy.