Deck the Halls: Gather the kids and make a family event out of decorating your Christmas tree as well as the rest of your home for the holiday season. Even the youngest children will enjoy this annual ritual and will look forward to doing it every year. Turn on some seasonal music, put some spiced cider on the stove to simmer while you are working and then quickly get into the Christmas spirit while you make your home ready for the holidays! Getting out the ornaments each year and putting up the Christmas tree is always a special way for your entire family to reflect on Christmases past and make a few new memories in the process, too.
Making Spirits Bright: Unfortunately, Christmas isn’t necessarily a joyful experience for everyone, and there are always many at this time of year who are in need. Bringing Christmas joy to others is a wonderful way to lift your spirits as well as to help those who may need a helping hand. Sub for Santa programs are in most every community and many localities have donation sites collecting items for Toys for Tots or other programs that give toys and necessary clothing items to needy children. Costumes make a wonderful item to donate to these programs! Look into your heart and make sure that every child has something to smile about this Christmas!
Turn it on: There really isn’t a better way to rapidly get into a Christmas mood than to turn on festive Christmas music. Many radio stations switch their format during the holidays to play primarily holiday music. Fill your CD player with your favorites and when you pile the kids into the car, make sure you have the music playing and make sure to sing along! Don’t forget to assemble all your favorite Christmas movies as well and create some time to watch these films as a family. It will become one of your favorite family rituals over the holidays to watch these old (and new) favorites. Make the event extra special by having some of your favorite holiday treats handy to munch on while you are having your family movie night.
Winter Wonderland: Baby, it IS cold outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking the kids out on a starlit winter walk to get out and enjoy your neighborhood’s holiday decorations as well as Christmas lights. If you know of a special place nearby that has an extra amazing holiday light display, it will be worth your time to head out and walk by, taking in all the special effects and the unique magic of the decorations. The chill of the night air and the flicker of the beautiful lights will put everyone into the Christmas spirit. After your frosty walk through your neighborhood, have some steaming hot chocolate with peppermint stick skewers ready to sip so you can warm everyone right back up!
Dress like you mean it: The holidays bring with them many opportunities to dress up in various Christmas-themed costumes, so make sure you have all the holiday attire and accessories that you will need to make your Christmas truly sparkle. Beautiful Nativity costumes will keep you from using that bath towel headdress again to become a shepherd in Bethlehem. Dressing as holiday characters is easy with the right costume. You can even become the jolly old boy himself with one of our very special Santa Suits. This festive get up will surely delight all the children in your household and wearing one will fast become a tradition that your entire family will look forward to every year!
It doesn’t take anything overcomplicated to make your Christmas season extra special as well as very memorable. With a little extra planning, your holiday will be an exciting, happy as well as joyful time for your entire family.