Once the children enter the picture, Christmas takes on an entirely different meaning. Wants, needs, wish lists and naughty or nice become very common household words. Everyone wants to get the one thing that they’ve waited all year for but you really want to start a few holiday traditions while the kids are still young.
There are a few ideas that your children will love to be a part of and you will find them to be great for lasting holiday traditions. Keep reading to find the tradition that you will add to your family’s holiday this year.
1. Count it Down
This is an extremely exciting and fun way to count down the days to Christmas, not to mention educational but shhh!! don’t tell the kids. Plan fun activities for each day you count down and remember to give back to the community with donations or time. It teaches the children the real meaning of the holiday season.
2. Tree Time
This is one of the most special and anticipated moment of many families. It’s a great way to incorporate togetherness in the family by getting everyone to gather around the tree and add their special touch. Remember to have special ornaments for the kids that perhaps have special sayings or photos embossed on the ornaments. Play or sing Christmas songs and just enjoy the moment.
3. Cookie Cutter
It’s time to trim the cookies into the favorite holiday shapes, Christmas trees, reindeer antlers, snowman and so many other choices. Allow the kids to cut them with the cookie cutter or sprinkle colorful sprinkles on top. This is a great tradition to start the night before Christmas.
4. The Family Photo
Holidays are the perfect time to take the family portrait for a few reasons. It’s the time of year when almost everyone is together and scheduling is much simpler. It’s also a good time because the photos can also serve as Christmas cards to send out to friends and family.
5. The Holiday Movie
Holiday time is the one time of year where you can definitely catch your favorite Christmas movie. It doesn’t have to be one movie but several selections from the kids can be viewed throughout the day. It’s a great way to keep the family together during the holiday instead of nestled away in their own corner buried in their electronic devices.