Whenever the holidays approach, many moms often wonder how they can up their game. Of course, retaining family traditions is precious. However, injecting some new life into family holiday fun is always welcome. When we
Whenever the holidays approach, many moms often wonder how they can up their game. Of course, retaining family traditions is precious. However, injecting some new life into family holiday fun is always welcome. When we are not traveling as a family for Christmas, we love to do many things. In my effort to to explore fun ideas, I discovered very affordable activities that will make your family experiences all the more precious. Below is a compilation of simple fun ideas that will light up your Christmas holiday.
– Visit a Christmas festival as a family
No matter where you live, there is bound to be a Christmas event happening near you. It could be a tree lighting event or a church concert. Art lovers can look for artistic Christmas-themed events to attend. Doing some home work will certainly unearth fun and affordable activities for your whole family. I once attended a Christmas carols concert and it was delightful as we all made merry. Do not hesitate to try out something new. For example, there are sporting events that are Christmas-themed. You may not be a sporty person but being open-minded will go a long way.
– Make unique Christmas cookies together
Every person young or old loves cookies. In this regard, get all your family members to the kitchen and get baking. Design interesting characters and follow cookie recipes that you desire. Children especially love cookie days and using pre measured ingredients with supervision is ideal. Let loose when baking away; it is the time you spend together that counts. And yes, messes are allowed even from the older kids and your spouse.
– Enjoy a Christmas movie marathon
Don’t you love Christmas movies? Let all your family members choose the movie they want and dedicate one afternoon and night to a binge watching party. Share the emotions together and appreciate the true spirit of Christmas. You can also choose to go watch the latest Christmas movie for a great night out. Just remember to enjoy every single moment and to take lots of pictures.
– Take time to donate to charity
The holidays are not all about you and your family. They are also about the less fortunate and the needy. Therefore, give greater meaning to Christmas by donating whatever you can. Anything from clothes to toys and shoes is great. If you wish to donate money, look for organizations that are impacting society and give joyfully. Every person has something to give. If you do not have money or material things, volunteer your services at a homeless shelter or a shelter for animals. There is no excuse not to tap into the holiday spirit and make a difference in your community.
– Enjoy a hot chocolate night
A mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate chips and cinnamon dots sounds like a good idea on a cold night. Treat your family to a hot cocoa buffet and enjoy the moments. Let the kids help with the toppings and allow each person to customize as they desire. These and other activities really make Christmas the most joyous time of the year.