Celebrations. They have been part of our family’s culture since I can remember. It could be because we are Catholic {hello how many feast days}, it could be because we are Polish, French, Irish, German and more… or because we had lovely and sweet Grandmothers who brought people together over food and antique plates.

Either way, some of my earliest memories were setting up parties for our parents, for each other, planning surprises. They all came with varied levels of glamour: streamers and balloons or a full table of china and candlesticks. As a family with young kids, it is amazing how fun it is to continue family traditions and start our own. This space is here to help encourage others to bring celebrations into your homes.

Celebrating causes us to stop the routine, to pause and reflect. When celebrating becomes a habit, the more we look for reasons to celebrate. If you really think about it, most celebrations are wrapped up in gratitude and love. The birth of a child, a job promotion, a wedding or ordination, graduations, Sacraments, birthdays… each an element of gratitude, love, hope, joy.

The Church Herself is full of celebrations, feasts, festivals and we take our cue from Her Wisdom but ultimately, it is Christ Himself that gives us the true window into Heaven He tells us: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son” {Matthew 22:1}. Heaven itself is likened to an earthly celebration to be able to give us a glimpse of the joy that awaits us.

This is why celebrations are important. Yes, they require effort, but it pays off! In future posts, I will be sharing my tips and tricks for easy party planning, what to stock for an impromptu party and more.

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Victoria is a hopeful soul, wife, mother, creative and philosopher. She has lived across the Midwest and even a bit of the South. Married to her childhood sweetheart, they have three children and one on the way. Their story is more like a tapestry, woven together over years and through many different God-moments, and is rather serendipitous. Her work includes, entrepreneurial efforts, Director of Operations for a furniture company and homeschooling her children.

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