Happy blogmas day 9, friends!
Traditions are a wonderful thing and my family and I definitely have them. No matter when though, a tradition has to form and sometimes it can be difficult for people to decide what they want to introduce to make their Christmas that extra bit special. Whether you have a new born, recently marriage or even have grown children, it’s OK to start introducing new traditions to really change the festivities in your home and lives at Christmas. So, I thought I would share with you guys a list of some Christmas traditions that you might want to introduce to your family this Christmas and for many more.
- Leaving the reindeer and Santa a treat. Normally it’s carrots, a cookie and milk or maybe a mince pie!
- Matching Christmas jumpers.
- Annual family photograph.
- Christmas Eve event – maybe ice skating, family meal, Christmas party’.
- Fresh Christmas Eve pjs. Doesn’t everybody do this one?
- Visiting Santa and his reindeer.
- A trip to winter wonderland.
- Watching Christmas films.
- Wrap 25 books, 1 for each day until Christmas.
- A Christmas treasure hunt.
- Elf on the shelf! – This one could benefit both parents and children by using the Elf as a kindness Elf that notices all the good things that the children do, leading to a reward.
- Driving around to look at the Christmas lights on houses.
- Asking your children, nieces/nephews, cousins to donate some of their toys to the less fortunate.
- Christmas cards to your neighbours.
- Making a specific dessert that you only make at Christmas time.
- A Christmas Eve box, something with fun and little things to open whilst spending time with your loved ones. Generally things like pjs, lush bath bombs, calendars.
- Family trip to collect a real Christmas tree.
- Decorating the house together as a family.
- Festive baking and decorating! Ginger bread houses are always a win.
- Write letters for each other to say what you’re grateful for this year.
Regardless of your situation, these are things you can do alone or even with your families. Write in the comments some of your own Christmas traditions!
With love, Beth x