Christmas, a wonderful time of year that’s filled with long lists of things to do and gifts to buy. When Christmas finally does arrive many of us are left feeling exhausted and thankful that it’s finally over. Can you relate? If yes, you’ll be happy to hear that Christmas doesn’t have to be this way. Before being swept away by holiday to-do lists and tasks, take a moment to sit down and read about twelve ways to make Christmas a more meaningful celebration for your family.
Celebrate Christmas Eve With Family
Family traditions are a wonderful way to make Christmas more meaningful for your family. Traditions don’t need to be complicated, simple is often best. One tradition that I started with my children was reading a Christmas book on each day of December leading up to Christmas. There are so many simple yet wonderful Christmas traditions, here are a few ideas:
- Bake cookies and share them with neighbours, friends and family.
- Decorate a Christmas tree together.
- Turn your Elf on the Shelf into a Kindness Elf.
- Go Christmas caroling or sing carols at home.
- Sleep one night around the Christmas tree.
- Make a family gingerbread house.
- Drive around your town at night and enjoy the Christmas lights.
Celebrate Christmas Eve With Friends
Every day with your best friend is like a holiday, but spending an actual holiday with your bestie can be a memory you’ll never want to forget. Your BFF is practically family, so it just makes sense that you would want to share this special time of year with her, and you can make this Christmas an epic one to remember by doing all of the best holiday activities you can think of. It’s not all about opening presents, there are so many way to celebrate christmas Eve with friends. There’s ice skating, baking cookies, Christmas lights, and so much more. Just like Santa, you should make a list of the perfect holiday bucket list of all the festive activities you can think of, check it twice, and then cross everything off of it.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Orphan Kids
For individuals looking for opportunities to support the needs of those outside their immediate family this year, consider finding ways to serve an adoptive family in your community. Offer to babysit for an evening or provide a meal. Get your children involved by inviting them to shop for toys or make cookies for the family! This is a great way to reinforce the true meaning of Christmas with your family. Also, take time to remember families in your community who are currently in the adoption process. Find couples who you can encourage this Christmas season as they await their little one.