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Family Brand: Take Back Your Family


Oct 27, 2023

Hey there, Family Brand community! Chris and Melissa here. As the leaves change and the crisp autumn air sets in, we're gearing up for one of our cherished family traditions. It's a heartwarming ritual that has deepened our connection to our roots and given us a beautiful way to honor and celebrate our lineage.

For our long-time listeners, you might recall us diving into this topic around the same time last year. But if you're just joining our Family Brand journey, you're in for a treat! We're excited to share this tradition with you and hope it sparks joy and lasting memories for your family as it has for ours.

Our introduction to this beautiful tradition came through a dear friend in Arizona. We were fortunate to be invited to their celebration, where we not only learned about their family's rich history but also delved deeper into our own. If you've been with us for a while, you know how passionately we believe in the importance of belonging and identity. Research has consistently shown the profound impact of knowing one's ancestors and the strength and resilience we can draw from their stories.

In this episode, we'll walk you through how we celebrate our lineage, the joy of uncovering family stories, and the ways we honor our ancestors throughout the year. We'll share our top tips on diving into your family's past and how to host a “Dia De Los Muertos” gathering that will have your kids eagerly exploring their heritage. This tradition has not only connected us to distant relatives but has also brought us closer to the stories of our parents and grandparents, reinforcing our family bonds.

We truly hope this episode ignites a curiosity in you to explore your family's history and embrace the pride that comes with knowing your roots. And if you're inspired to start this tradition in your own family, do share your celebrations with us on Instagram @ourfamilybrand. We'd love to join in the festivities with you!

 

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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 00:00 Introduction to the show and the importance of Dia de los Muertos for our family 

  • 03:14 The power of researching and finding your family heritage 

  • 04:33 The ancient history of Dia De Los Muertos and how our family celebrates it 

  • 06:58 The example of Disney’s movie, CoCo and what we can learn from it 

  • 08:41 Why this is more than just another party and inviting your kids into the process 

  • 10:53 Party inspiration and tips that you can replicate! 

  • 11:50 A few recipes we made and the inspirations behind them 

  • 12:46 The importance of sharing photos and memories 

  • 14:05 How you can start learning more about your history today

  • 15:09 Closing thoughts and tips for your Dia de los Muertos party!