Family "New Year" Resolutions Ways to make family resolutions: One that is always fun, is to choose a theme. This could be a key word (such as service, love, kindness, or organization.) You can also choose a motto, quote, or a saying that represents a focus your family would like to have for the upcoming year. Or you can choose a weakness that your family would like to make a strength. Let that be your focus for the year, and create a few resolutions focused around that strength.