12 Questions to Spark Great Family Stories

Sharing family stories is a great way to connect with loved ones—and what better time to share those stories than at Thanksgiving? Here are 12 questions to spark a great conversation with the loved ones who gather with you for the holidays:

  1. What is a story that gets told from generation to generation in our family?
  2. What’s an important historical event that happened during your lifetime? Where were you, and how did it affect you?
  3. How were holidays celebrated when you were growing up? Did your family have special traditions?
  4. What stories do you remember from your grandparents?
  5. Who was the oldest relative you met as a child?
  6. What were you most passionate about growing up?
  7. Describe an experience you’ve had that has shaped who you are today.
  8. What are the hardest decisions you’ve ever had to make?
  9. What is your funniest memory?
  10. What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced?
  11. Of all the things you’ve learned from your parents, what do you think was the most valuable?
  12. What is one thing you want people to remember about you?