November 29th, 2013 at 5:00 am
By Kim Ross
- Decorate your house the same time every year.
- Get matching pajamas for the kids or even the whole family to wear.
- Read a book each night before Christmas.
- Watch Christmas movies and shows.
- Go on a holiday light tour complete with candy canes and hot chocolate. You could even wear your pajamas on the ride.
- Have a cookie exchange or cookie baking party.
- Make a gingerbread house.
- Purchase gifts for a family in need or give toys to a local organization.
- Create a way to count down the days.
- Read The Night Before Christmas.
- Record local holiday events on your calendar to visit.
- Visit Santa and get your photo taken.
- Collect cans for a local good drive.
- Deliver baked goods to neighbors and local organization like the fire and police department to thank them.
- See a local christmas show every year – a madrigal dinner, a holiday concert, or a local production of “The Nutcracker” or “A Christmas Carol.”
- Cut down your own Christmas Tree.
- Create a holiday music playlist.
- Purchase a yearly holiday ornament for each child.
- Write a letter to Santa.
- Send out Christmas cards along with a holiday letter.
- Complete some Random Acts of Kindness or volunteer your time for an organization.
- Track Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve on NORAD.
- Participate in a winter activity of sledding, ice skating or even a good old snowball fight!
- Sleep in fromt of your Christmas Tree one night. Leave the tree lights on, snack on holiday treats and play holiday music or watch a holiday movie.
- Leave Santa milk and cookies.
Children look forward to these traditional activities that make lasting family memories. What would you add to this list?
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.