Christmas traditions are some of the best parts of Christmas. There’s something about being with your family and enjoying the traditions you’ve also enjoyed so many other times before that really makes the whole experience magical.
If you’re looking for some new Christmas traditions, this blog post is for you. We’ve got a list of some lovely traditions you and your family can adopt:
Advent calendars are a great way to celebrate Christmas. You can each have a personal one with a little piece of candy inside, or make your own out of felt and put treats and ornaments for the tree in each pocket.
When we were kids, Santa would bring us all personal gifts, but he would also bring family gifts which would “accidentally” get left in the fire as if they dropped out of his sack on the way up the chimney. These would be gifts that made us spend time as a family, such as board games to play or puzzles to do together.
Early in December, sit down and write letters to Santa as a family. This is a great way to find out what your kids really want for Christmas while spending time together. There are even services that will send your kids custom letters from the North Pole.
Christmas movies are the ultimate tradition for Christmas eve. There are so many excellent movies available that you can even have a marathon and watch one each night in the lead up to Christmas. Netflix has a ton of Christmas movies available, just don’t forget to watch Home Alone and Home Alone Two.
If you have family or friends living overseas or out of state, Christmas cards are a lovely way to send some warm wishes from your family. You can sit down as a family and get all the kids to sign their names or even write their own little messages if they’re old enough.
Operation Christmas Boxes
There are a number of organisations that involve donating to kids who may not be having a very happy Christmas. Not only is this a great way to teach your own kids about giving, but you’ll be able to make the holiday season a little brighter for kids in need. Now that’s a tradition we can get behind.
What are your favourite Christmas traditions? Leave a comment below and let us know.