Do you feel like your family doesn’t have their own set of Christmas traditions yet? If so, it’s never too late to start! Family traditions are special for several different reasons. They’re not just something that your children will enjoy doing year after year, but you’re also creating wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. And if you’re lucky, they’ll want to pass them down to their children. So, if you’re scrambling for ideas, these are a few must-do family holiday traditions that your family can do this year.
Go See Christmas Lights
There’s something truly magical about going out to see Christmas lights as a family. Don’t believe me? If you’re not feeling in the Christmas spirit, driving through neighborhoods that are decked out with colorful lights and dazzling decorations with snow falling is the perfect way to change all that. Hopefully, you live close to a neighborhood that takes Christmas lights very seriously because it’s neat to see. Add to the tradition by enjoying a sweet holiday treat afterward.
Make Christmas Cookies Together
Making Christmas cookies with your children or grandchildren is more than providing them with yet another opportunity to plop something sweet in their mouths. This wonderful holiday tradition is also about making magical memories with them that they will cherish forever and maybe one day they will pass on to their children.
Read One Christmas Book a Day
Are you wanting your children to have a love for reading as much as you do? Reading one Christmas book a day will not only get your children super-excited about the Christmas season, but without them even realizing it, they’ll be learning how to read and discovering new words in a fun festive way.
Stay Up Late Watching Christmas Movies
Another holiday tradition that your kids would never forget, is for your family to stay up late on Christmas Eve and watch movies together. While this is something that you’d live to regret the next day when you’re dealing with grouchy children, it won’t hurt to stay up late one day a year. Make sure to watch at least one classical Christmas movie with some new ones so they can appreciate the Christmas stories that you fell in love with as a kid.
Decorate the House with Homemade Christmas Crafts
Spend time as a family making Christmas crafts that you can place all throughout your home. Making your house smell wonderful is also another way to prepare your home for the holiday season. Besides baking cookies and delicious pies, cinnamon brooms, and fragrance candles will provide that special feel to your home that you’re looking for. Lastly, don’t forget the mistletoe!
These are a few must-do family holiday traditions that you should consider doing with your family this year. You’ll be making wonderful memories together, and your kiddos will be asking that you continue these traditions year after year.