12 Books of Christmas
Buy and wrap 12 short stories or children’s books. Start opening them and read them at bedtime each night leading up to Christmas.
Elf on a Shelf
If you haven’t already heard of this Christmas tradition that has taken the world by storm, you can check out some of these very creative Christmas characters in action by clicking here.
from the tree to the stockings, someone has to do it! So, involve the whole family in transforming your home into a Winter Wonderland! Popsugar suggests having a family camp out under the tree after you get it set up.
Whether it is at a local homeless shelter or ringing the bell at a local store, the spirit of giving is what the holidays are all about. Encourage your family to participate in a selfless activity like serving food, collecting clothing or cans, or hanging Christmas lights for someone.
Christmas is often a time when the whole family gets together, so it’s also a great time to update the family tree. Add all of the newcomers to the family at the bottom, and do some research on a site like https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/obituaries/all/usa/nebraska/omaha/omaha-world-herald to add as many family members to the top as you can find too. Each year, you’ll see the tree grow taller and taller, creating a beautiful representation of each Christmas passed. You may even want to shape your family tree in the shape of a Christmas tree for some added festive cheer!!
You can drive around town and check out the light displays, or create a light display of your own. It’s actually easier than you might think to hang lights on the outside of your home – all you need to do is search for an electrician to fit a safety socket on an outside wall and you’ll be set! Search “Barnett Electrical / GFIC” if you live in the Oklahoma area, or search for another electrician closer to where you live. Lights are some of the most magical parts of Christmas. Make it a moment each year that your family can look forward to.
Pick a Christmas classic that your family can watch every year. Extra bonus if you all have matching pj’s or fuzzy holiday themed socks! And don’t forget that you can have a movie night every month of the year. While it’s exciting to be able to watch a Christmas film with your loved ones, you can celebrate Halloween by watching a suitable horror movie (somewhere like hellhorror.com has all the information you need for recommendations), as well as having a cozy night in with your partner for Valentine’s Day. This really could be a tradition that you can celebrate all year round.
From ornaments to Gingerbread houses, there are plenty of Christmas crafts to choose from. Here are some awesome ideas to get you started on this family tradition.
Whether you are caroling, doing Christmas karaoke, or driving around looking at lights with some of the seasonal hits playing, traditional Christmas songs are must have part of the holiday season.
If you are in the financial place to help others, adopt a Christmas Angel, fill a shoebox to send overseas or find a local family in need of extra help during this time. There are many opportunities to give to others. Besides this, Christmas is also the time when you need to shower your own family and relatives with gifts. This may be the opportunity to show them how much you care about them and their achievements. For instance, you can plan to purchase personalized graduation gifts like diploma frames or senior gear to tell your soon-to-be-graduate brother that you are proud of his achievements.
You can visit him at the mall, write him a letter, or call his phone number, there are many ways you can get in touch with the Big Guy this Christmas season. Make it a holiday tradition that everyone can look back on with joy.
Everyone celebrates the holidays a little differently, we encourage you to check out holiday traditions from all around the world at this awesome Holiday Traditions website! Let us know your favorite holiday traditions in the comments below!