Family Traditions Change: The Ties That Bind Us In A Knot. My traditions have changed over the time. And I’m good with that! Traditions change. And that’s okay.  When we’re unwilling to change, it’s easy to work ourselves into a rut.  In that rut, we forget why we do what we do.  And we begin doing things simply because we’ve always done them…getting frustrated with anyone who questions or challenges our traditions. Traditions change. And they should.  Because we change.  Life doesn’t stay the same.  It takes us through many different roads.  People are added.  Taken away.  And that changes the flavor of our families. Traditions change. And if you stick so closely to your traditions, you’ll alienate many newcomers.  Take, for instance, my children.  If we were unbending in our holiday routines, they would always view Christmas as a rushed, tiring, hectic, gifts-focused time....

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