Welcome to Leaf on a Tree!
I started this website hoping to help others searching for information on planning family reunions (places to go, things to see, fun activities, tips, sample letters, etc.)… and to better organize my list of cheat sheets, to-do’s and ideas.
When my family and I planned our family reunion in Washington, DC, I searched these here Interwebs for tour suggestions and hotel recommendations and didn’t find a lot of information pertaining to family reunion groups. I saw a few things here and there but nothing all in one place. I ended up lurking around individual family reunion websites — “Um, Hi. I’m not in your family but, I was wondering who you dealt with at the Marriott for your reunion?” Rather than stalk other family reunion groups, I wanted a place where people could share ideas… like, how do you handle reunion crashers (you know those family members that just show up without paying dues and eat all the food?). Or, how do you get people to send their reunion dues in early (instead of waiting until the last minute)? Also, what’s another good reunion activity besides the standard picnic in the park?
Leaf on a Tree is a work in progress and we hope to add a lot more information over the next few months/years.
If you have a suggestion for something you want to see or need, head on over to the Contact Us page and let us know. We’d be happy to hear from you! Also, please feel free to leave any suggestions or comments based on personal experiences on the individual posts.
Happy Reunion Planning!