Family Reunion

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*A welcome speech is generally a custom tradition at family reunions. It helps to break the ice and get things going. It is also an opportunity to make a lasting impression on distant family members that have not been around for awhile.To begin a welcome speech for a family reunion make it fun and upbeat. Start out by thanking everyone for attending, and if there is anyone that deserves a special mention it is always a good idea to acknowledge them. Prior to the reunion it might help to contact several family members to get details about their current lives, and also speak with the elder family members and ask them to share their memories of times past. Family history and recalling events of another generation is always of interest, and can be very entertaining. Do not forget to use the younger kids in the gathering of memories. Send them off to ask their parents and grandparents questions about how it was when they were little. Children always present what they know in an innocent, open manner.Things that should not be discussed during a family reunion welcome speech include: private family issues, embarrassing moments and anything that would bring up sour feelings amongst family members. Also avoid long sentences. Try to keep sentences short and to the point, and stay away from overly humorous sayings.This is perhaps one of the easiest speeches to make because it is entertaining, nostalgic and it means something to the people listening to it. Do not make it more difficult by worrying about what to say. Speak from the heart, re-tell old stories and share everyone's memories with sincerity and appreciation.Most people will write their own welcome speeches, but they can also be pre-written by a professorial speech writer. Memorizing the speech verses reading from a paper is one way to make it seem more heartfelt.

*Family reunions can be a stressful time for any one. The constant worry if every one is going to get along with each other, the seating arrangements, if food will be served and what type, and etcetra. The person who coordinates their family reunion take on a huge task and feel as though it is important to insure that every tiny detail is correct. Remember that there are likely to be small  children at the family reunion, and planning games and activities for younger children is an excellent way to keep them entertained while adults mingle.To begin a welcome speech for a family reunion make it fun and upbeat. Start out by thanking everyone for attending. If there is anyone that deserves a special mention it is always good to acknowledge them. Such people may include recent high school or college graduates, and/or marriages, anniversaries or baby announcements.Prior to the reunion, it is a good idea to contact several family members to get details about what is going on in their lives. Speaking with the elder family members to ask them to share stories or memories for every one to enjoy; this would especially be good for younger family members to hear. Family history and recalling events of another generation is always of interest and can be very entertaining.The younger children of the family could be to ask their parents and grandparents questions about how it was when they were little. Children always present what they know in an innocent, open manner. This is one of the easiest speeches to make because it is entertaining, is nostalgic and it means something to the people listening to it.Speaking from the heart makes stories more special and memorable, and adds an warm and fuzzy feeling throughout the family reunion. For more information, please see.

* Family reunion poems are a great way to let everyone know how much everyone cares about one another. It's a great way to celebrate family by sharing memories, poems and photos of each other from past gatherings and holidays together. Although it is not always easy to get an entire family together for a reunion, when it does happen it is important to make the...
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