Easter is right around the corner and this holiday always reminds me of my family’s tradition of an Easter Egg Cracking Contest.
Each family member receives a hard boiled egg decorated with their name. The youngest is paired up against the oldest and they take turns hitting their egg against their opponent’s egg. Whoever comes out of the contest with at least one side of their egg intact moves on to the next round.
The last individual with at least one side of their egg with no cracks is crowned the champion! Since it is sometimes determined by the luck of the draw (strongest egg) the winner can be anyone from the smallest of the kids to Great Grandma.
Family Tradition is defined as “The handing down of information, beliefs and customs by word of mouth or by example, from one generation to another without written instruction.” Family traditions bind one generation to the next; they become part of us.
You can make your credit union membership a family tradition too. I’ve been at the credit union for over 20 years and I’ve seen many members who pass down the tradition of credit union membership to their children and grandchildren. And ACU makes it easy to get your family involved.
Our Star Saver program gets children under the age of 12 involved with saving and having fun combined. When a child makes a deposit they earn tokens that can be traded in for games and prizes. The more they save, the bigger prize they can buy! Encourage your children or grandchildren to learn good financial habits by opening a Star Saver account today!
Our Identify Program is a great avenue for teens and young adults to learn more about spending, saving and even borrowing for the first time. With products designed specifically for this age group this program is a must for your young adult family members. We encourage you and your children to visit our Identify Website at www.idmyway.com to learn more.
So, my arm is ready and I’m poised to win this year’s Easter Egg Cracking Contest. What’s my prize…nothing more than bragging rights for the next year! But that’s okay - seeing this tradition handed down to my new grandson will be my reward this year!
Have any fun traditions in your family? We’d love to hear them! And, if your family tries my family’s Easter Egg Cracking Contest this year let me know how it goes. I bet a fun time will be had by all and a new tradition started.
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