Christmas traditions help create special memories. Memories that your children will never forget. Memories that they will want to do with their own families. That’s why Shaun and I love our Christmas traditions so much. Before we were married, there were some traditions that I already had from when I was a kid that carried into my adulthood. It’s safe to say that we’ve added a bunch of traditions since then.
First, before we get started with any of the traditions we focus on keeping the Christ in Christmas and remembering why we celebrate this holiday. We thank God for giving us such a wonderful gift, our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ. Ok, now I will share with you some great traditions to start with your family this year!
1. Buy 1 new special ornament each year for each person in your house. If you have a big family, you can opt to only do it for the children. This doesn’t have to be expensive either, you can always find some nice ones at Dollar Tree. We started off doing this but now the little ones make their own ornaments with their pictures inside. You can check that video out here! Oh and don’t forget a family ornament!
2. Get or assemble your Christmas tree.
3. Decorate the tree and/or house as a family.
4. While decorating, listen to some Christmas music and snack on popcorn, eggnog, Royal Dansk cookies, hot chocolate, and whatever else you want to add.
5. Take family pictures by the tree.
6. Play some fun family games.
7. Watch Christmas movies.
8. Have a Christmas music karaoke night.
9. Go caroling.
10. Give to someone in need.
11. Bake some cookies together.
12. Prepare a delicious Christmas Eve Dinner.
13. Prepare a Christmas Day breakfast.
14. Have the kids wake up to open gifts at the same time every year.
15. Have an amazing Christmas dinner.
16. Spend time with family/friends.
17. Build a Gingerbread house.
18. Read about the birth of Christ and why we celebrate Christmas.
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? I would love to hear some new ones and maybe implement them in my household as well. Thanks for reading!
Until Next Time…….Lady Ki