Guide to Making Memories This Christmas

Your Guide to Making Memories This Christmas

How would you like your children to remember Christmas? It can be very easy to get stressed about making Christmas perfect, but what really is the perfect Christmas? Ask anyone, and they’ll probably give a different answer, but the basis of a good Christmas is spending time with family and friends. 

Yes, there will be tables filled with food and piles of presents under the tree, but once the presents have been opened and the food is eaten, it is the time you spend with those you love that’s most important. Christmas is all about making memories and connecting with your family. Here are some ways you can do just that.

Introduce a New Tradition

There are plenty of traditions revolving around Christmas, but the one your kids probably think about the most is the receiving of gifts. Introduce something different for them to think about. How about making Christmas cookies, candy, cakes, fudge, and truffles and handing them out to neighbors and anyone else in the local community? They’ll have great fun making the treats, and even if they don’t get to eat many of them, they’ll enjoy handing them out. This is a great way to introduce the idea that giving can be just as much fun as receiving.

Have a Christmas Movie Night

Watching a Christmas movie together can be a fun way to kick off the Christmas festivities. Bake Christmas cookies, pop some popcorn and enjoy laying next to the tree watching a movie. For many people, this is a tradition that continues and is passed down through generations, with many kids watching movies their grandparents might have watched at Christmas.

Introduce the 3 Gift Rule

Rather than your children looking forward to a mountain of gifts at Christmas, many of which they’ll never play with, introduce the 3 gift rule. There are people who might think it’s a bit of a harsh way to celebrate Christmas, but an increasing number of people are choosing to opt out of the commercialism forced upon us at Christmas. Ask them for suggestions for a gift they want, a gift they need, and a gift the whole family can enjoy. This might include a trip to London to enjoy one of the top London musicals or a boat trip on the Mississippi.

Have a Family Game Night

If your kids are permanently connected to their mobile devices, encourage them to switch off for one night over the Christmas period. Stay up late with them and enjoy spending time together. There are plenty of different games that can be played by all members of the family, and you might want to include some new ones as gifts under the tree.

The suggestions above are pretty simple and easy to incorporate into your Christmas routine. They don’t all cost a lot of money, but they will help to make memories. Christmas is a busy time, and you’re going to have lots to do, but don’t forget to include time for the family and activities that aren’t just revolved around money. 

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