I read the book "A Life That Says Welcome" by Karen Ehman a few months ago and want to try some of her ideas.
*Hang a chalkboard in the kitchen or dining room to write special announcements, menu, etc on.
*Leave notes and gifts for family members to find. We like to set up a mailbox and leave notes and little gifts for each other. I want to do this more often.
*Set up a note center. I want to set up a place to keep note cards, pretty papers and pens so that we will remember to write to each other.
*Keep a one-to-one journal with a family member. I love this idea. You write a question for the other person to answer and then they leave you a question. You keep a journal together. I thought this would be fun for our whole family to do together.
*Keep box of gifts for children to give to each other. They can buy them with extra chores, etc.
*Have a tea party(girls) or coffee time(boys) one day a week. We have done this a few times.
I'm glad I found this book and plan to look through it again for ideas on living at home in a way that welcomes others as well as the people who live with me.