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Family, fun, food…Whatever the reason, the Holiday Season has got to be one of our favorite times of the year.
And there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending time with family and completing fun activities. As we know, the holiday season gets busy quickly! So it’s up to us to be intentional and make sure we make time for family fun.
Let’s dive into 7 family activities that will create lifelong memories for you and your children.
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1. Put an Unexpected Twist on the Traditional Door Wreath
Seeing wreaths popping up on front doors is a sure sign the Holiday season has begun.
Make your own Christmas decor stand out from the rest with a pair of vintage ice skates.
Pack them with fresh greenery from your yard, add a few baubles, and you’ll have a festive door hanging that even your most crafty neighbors will envy!
2. Create Custom DIY Snow Globes
Credit: Crazy Little Projects
Homemade gifts are always a treat to receive - and these ones are just as fun to make! Give some handcrafted presents that are sure to be treasured by making DIY snow globes.
Easy to customize by choosing an ornament to suit the recipient, and they only require a jar, glitter, and some glue - cute AND cost effective!
3. Make Thank You Cards for Emergency Service Workers
Credit: Stampin’ Savvy
Nothing embodies the festive spirit more than giving back. Teach your kids the joy of generosity by making Christmas-themed Thank You cards for the people that keep your community safe. Our kids love delivering handmade cards to our local fire station!
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4. Swap the Cookies For Santa Pancakes
Credit: Taste of Home
Give your kids something extra special to look forward to on Christmas morning with this cute and creative breakfast.
Complete with a cherry hat, banana and choc-chip eyes, and whipped cream beard, these Santa pancakes will have the kids running for the kitchen table before they even think about the tree!
5. See the Neighborhood Christmas Lights - and Pick a Winner!
Neighborhood Christmas light displays are quite the attraction these days - they seem to get more and more spectacular each year. Getting the family out to see them is always an adventure.
Turn it into some light-hearted competition by keeping a record of the houses you see, and what you liked about each display. Let your kids pick their favorite and reward the winning house with a batch of homemade cookies!
6. Start an Annual Ornament Collection
We all have family Holiday traditions that we look back upon fondly. Give your kids a tradition to remember with an annual tree ornament collection box!
Present each child with a customized wooden box, and give them a Christmas tree ornament each year to put inside.
Not only will this start an annual family ritual, but results in their own collection of ornaments to take with them when they have their own trees to decorate!
7. Visit a Live Nativity Display
Credit: Between Naps On The Porch
It can be easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas - especially with young children. With the bright lights, sparkling decorations, and colorful wrapping, the true meaning of the season often falls to the wayside.
Get back to the real reason for the season by taking the family to a live nativity display and let your kids learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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