Family Birthday Traditions

You're never too young (or old) to start a new family-related birthday tradition.

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Once you stop telling people you're almost a certain age or you stop adding "and a half" after the number of years you've been alive, birthdays no longer feel special. But it doesn't have to be that way! Thanks to family -- those folks who are always there for you through thick or thin -- birthdays can be an extraordinary affair, regardless what digit you're turning. Whether you're part of a big group with loads of kids or a small, grown-up clan, you're sure to enjoy these kin-related birthday traditions.

The suggestion on the next page is a gift that's guaranteed show your loved ones how much you care. Better still, all you need is a container and paper.