I find that as I get older and although I love Christmas, I'm quite sad that my family has no specific Christmas traditions. Don't get me wrong, we are a loving family and we all enjoy Christmas very much but it's a pretty generic festival for us - eat and drink loads, be merry and exchange tons of gifts. As we have a new baby in the family this year, it's got me thinking about how we can make it magical for her this year and every year. Maybe I'll be able to persuade my family to start some of these Christmas traditions.
1 Christmas Eve Box
2 Santa's Key
3 Jar of Acts of Kindness
4 Christmas Bucket
5 Advent Blessing Jar
6 The Christmas Giving Jar
7 Keepsake Ornament Album
8 Candy Cane Hunt
9 Date Night Stockings
10 Christmas Scavenger Hunt
11 Meaningful Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions for Families
12 Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
A variation on the scavenger hunt. Ideal if your street has a wealth of houses decorated for the holidays. Even get the neighbors involved!
13 Snowman Pizza
14 Trim the Tree
15 The Christmas Game
16 Divinity Recipe
17 Santa's Beard
18 Play "You've Been Jingled"
This is such a fabulous way to get your neighbors involved in your Christmas. Again, the source will take you to a page where you can get all you need to start this as one of your new Christmas traditions.
19 Preserve Your Child’s Christmas List in an Ornament Every Year
What a charming idea!
20 Indoor Snowball Fight
Now you don't need to worry if you don't have a white Christmas.
21 Reindeer Food
Make a new tradition of taking the kids out to sprinkle magic reindeer food on the lawn on Christmas Eve.
22 Light a Candle
The placing of a lighted candle in the window of a house on Christmas Eve has a number of purposes but primarily it is a symbol of welcome to Mary and Joseph as they traveled looking for shelter.
Give your children photo-books every year about themselves and the year they've had and the people they are becoming! A great self-esteem boost and a wonderful keepsake.
24 Write a Letter to Your Child
Say all those things you never find time to say throughout the year.
25 Matching PJs
Is anything cuter than you all looking the same on Christmas morning?
26 Busting through Gift Wrapped Doorway to Get to the Tree
Not much can match the excitement of children on Christmas morning.
27 Christmas Gingerbread House
If you've never made a gingerbread house, maybe this year is the year to start.
Any of these appeal to you? If not, don't worry. Search Pinterest for Christmas traditions and you'll be overwhelmed with ideas. Or if our readers tell us of their own traditions there might be one there you want to adopt. Please share!
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