Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Family. Christmas traditions are what makes the holiday meaningful. They’re especially great for family bonding. It also gives families something to look forward to and talk about for years to come. Christmas Traditions doesn’t have to be something elaborate or expensive. Many times it’s the simplest acts, such as baking cookies together, or reading Christmas stories that means the most. Simply add your own unique twist to any of the following examples to create your own family traditions this Christmas.
10 Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Family
- Put blankets and pillows on the floor and turn off all the lights except the ones on the Christmas tree. Cozy up by the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas tones, reading Christmas stories, and talking together as a family.
- Get the family together and Create/Decorate yearly themed Christmas ornaments. If you’re not artsy no worries, you can purchase themed ornament. However, if you choose to make your own ornament, pinterest has lots of DIY Christmas Ornaments tutorial based on skill levels. Stringing beads or popcorn on yarn is an easy diy craft the whole family can enjoy.
- Everyone likes Christmas cookies, so why not get the family together and Bake Holiday cookies together. Our girls love assisting in making them. Not only will your family enjoy them, they also make great gifts for friends and neighbors.
- To spread the love, invite friends and family over by Organizing a cookie swap. It’s a great way to share some of the holiday spirit and delicious goods.
- If baking cookies isn’t your idea of a good time, Decorate Gingerbread House, this year we got the Frozen Winter Cookie Castle Kit. It’s a Frozen themed gingerbread house.
- Give your child a book to unwrap every night. Christmas Book Advent is a great way to get your child excited about the holiday. Young children have a hard time staring at all the gifts under the tree without unwrapping any of them. Pick 24 children’s books that you already own and wrap them. Let your child open one every night during December and then read them together.
- Attend a spiritual or community event on Christmas Eve. Most churches and some communities offer services on Christmas Eve. Pick one and attend as a family.
- Make a special treat for breakfast on Christmas morning. Make something you don’t normally serve, and have it every Christmas morning. This Roasted Pumpkin, Gruyère and Spinach Quiche is a crowd-pleaser.
- Give your child Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. Wrap them before giving them to your child and he’ll have a gift to open on Christmas Eve. Drive around your neighborhood admiring the Christmas lights show while dressed in their new pajamas.
- Contact a local church or school and ask if they know of a family you can adopt for the Holiday. Adopt a family and share the Christmas spirit with them by buying them Christmas gift . This is an excellent way to teach your child, the importance of giving back and offering a helping hand when needed.
There you’ve it 10 Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Family. Whether you have one elaborate tradition or several simple ones, the memories they help create will last for years. Your child may even decide to continue them with his/her family, which means the traditions you create now may last for generations to come.
For more inspiration, follow Afropolitan Mom‘s Christmas board on Pinterest.