Are looking to keep your family busy this December with some family friendly traditions?
Here are a few traditions you might consider starting.
Traditions don’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time and money.
- Make a countdown calendar. This could be a countdown to Christmas, New Years or going back to school.
- Bundle up and visit your local tree farm. Chances are, you’ll do more than find a tree: Many tree farms offer hayrides, sleigh rides, and other family-friendly activities.
- Decorate your tree. This includes setting it up, putting lights on it, hanging garland, ornaments, other household decorations, and the star. Wrap presents together to put under the tree.
- Make a personal ornament. I know some of my favorites and everyone’s favorites in my household are the homemade ornaments that hold sentimental value. It is a great way to capture a moment in time.
- Bake cookies. No matter what your cookie status is (regular, paleo, gluten-free only, etc), cookies are great to make and give as gifts to others and they always provide some interesting, fun, quality time.
- Make a picture album. Get your camera or cell phone out and take pictures, capturing memories throughout the season and make it be your “2016 Holiday Album”. Everyone can help so it reflects everyone’s personality. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Study cultural traditions. Make this fun so everyone has to learn about different traditions and teach everyone else what they learned. You may find some new things you want to try every year on your holiday.
- Make it be a season of giving. No matter what day you start, you just give something away to someone else that needs it (obvious or not) every day. The blessings that come from this will make a lasting impact on your family’s lives.
No matter how you spend your quality time this season, making holiday traditions is a very important part of life. Not only for your young ones, but for you too. The season is always happier when you are doing things you love.