Reasons to Plan a Family Reunion This Summer

Family ReunionIf you’re like most people these days, you have relatives who live far away from you. In the old days, families might all live in the same city, or even on the same block, such that adults and kids, uncles, aunts, cousins, and more would gather together for both major and minor occasions for parties and such.

These days, we’re lucky if we know our neighbors, let alone even see all of our family members once a year. That said, having a family reunion is a great way to bring together people from near and far for a time of eating, playing games, talking, relaxing and bonding.

As an example, some families choose to have a reunion over the course of one weekend every two years. The reunion is held in the hometown of one family member one time, followed by another place the next time, so that it’s done on a rotating basis and hosting duties are spread out over time. So, in 2016 it could be in Massachusetts, 2018 in New York, 2020 in Virginia and 2022 in California. This method works well. Reunions can be held at a person’s home or at a park or resort.

No matter how and when you plan a family reunion, one thing that adds to the fun of festivities is having family competitions complete with ribbons, custom awards and/or medals from Awards & More. Who is the fastest runner in a race you have down the driveway? Who is the best dancer? Who is the best cook? Awards & More offers a variety of ribbons, custom awards and/or medals to highlight family members during your reunion! These tokens of appreciation will then end up on the shelves of various family members’ homes serving as nice mementos of time spent together at the wonderful family reunion.

Ribbons Are Useful For a Variety of Occasions

Awards & More knows that people love receiving recognition for a job well done. Awards & More supplies many people with ribbons, which can be used to signify 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, etc.


Ribbons are something a team leader, coach or person in charge of a group can give out to participants to show they performed well at things like sports, academic achievement, and/or sales.


In modern times, ribbons got their start in England during the Middle Ages. At the time, merchants would travel from city to city across Europe selling exotic ribbons made from silk. They were considered luxury items of the day because very few people had them or could afford them. Additionally, the fabrics for ribbons came from Asia, so they represented something different than the norm in places like England, France and Germany.



Over time, ribbons became associated with people who lived a luxurious lifestyle. They were a sign of nobility. It wasn’t until the 1800s that ribbons became more commonplace as the fashion industry decided to use ribbons to decorate women’s clothing.


Today, there are, of course, a wide variety of ribbons, but perhaps the most sought after ones are those people have to work for– in other words, ribbons which get awarded to people for participating in an activity or event and/or winning a competition.


If you ask around, you’ll probably hear tales from friends of competitions they entered, especially when they were younger, to try and win the coveted 1st place ribbon. People tend to save the ribbons they’ve received, and many like to show them off to visitors.


Awards & More offers ribbons for almost any award ribbon presentation. Available in a nice variety of colors, Awards & More’s ribbons can be printed on with phrases or words you’d like them to say. For those who really like to stand out, consider the collection of Rosette-style award ribbons featuring a rosette top with a center button and streamers below. They look sharp!


On the Awards & More website, you can find ribbons here: