As the holiday approaches, schedules become tighter and there’s a whole lot more to do than there ever was throughout the year. As you check and crosscheck your do-to lists, don’t forget that in addition to the extra cooking, present wrapping, decorating and shopping, there’s also something special you are doing for your family. You’re creating memories that wouldn’t be easy to erase. Give them the best Christmas gift ever by initiating some Christmas traditions in your home. You don’t have to give them a trip to Disneyland to make it wonderful, a small treat is just enough to start your Christmas family tradition.
Get a Good Grasp of the Behavioral Pattern in Your Family
Bearing it in mind that every family is different and finding out the trends that excite your family the most is very important when considering the Christmas tradition to adopt in your family. That a particular tradition works fine with another family doesn’t in any way mean it would do the magic for yours. Find out what does it for your own family.
There is undoubtedly a countless number of traditions your family can adopt every Christmas but before you choose, make sure it is something you’re happy and comfortable with else look into other options. If you’re okay with exchanging presents on Christmas morning, your family should get used to it. If on the other hand, you don’t find gift exchange on Christmas morning appealing, simply leave them under the tree where they belong.
Potential Christmas Traditions
Once the members of your family begin to anticipate any of the traditions below (or any other you choose to adopt) every year, know that it has come to stay:
Make special delicacies with your children. Create that memorable impression with their senses of smell by playing around with some unique Christmas recipes.
Do some volunteering. Help your children learn how important it is to render service rather than giving gifts during the celebration by volunteering. This way, you not only create pleasant memories, but you also enlighten them on how they can contribute positively to the community they find themselves.
Show off some skills. Things like strings, glue and shiny ornaments may not be of much value but when a memory is created around them, they become treasured. So go ahead and display some craftsmanship with the kids. Build something like a gingerbread house or make some decorative ornaments with battery lights, papers, flowers or popcorn and hand them around the house or your Christmas tree.
Read them Christmas stories. Stories can be read to your children at just about any time of the year. But taking a few hours out of the busy holiday schedule to spend some quiet time with them can create memories they would never forget.
Go for carols. Even if taking your kids out for carols might seem to introduce outside factors into your supposed Christmas tradition, it is also a fun memory your kids can always look forward to.
Enjoy the view of surrounding Christmas décor. One very cost-effective way to enjoy the season is to take your children on a tour ride in your neighborhood. Let them enjoy the view of your neighbors’ Christmas decorations in their pajamas. You can take hot chocolates and sing Christmas songs in the course of the ride.
Keep your eyes and ears wide open to know what exactly your family prefer as Christmas traditions. Don’t be surprised your kids might find the very activity you wish to do away with their favorite holiday activity. It’s all part of the