Do you remember certain things your family always did during the holiday season? Did your family have any traditions that you’d like to continue?
One way to enjoy the holidays more is to create simple holiday traditions for your family. One of my favorite traditions was reading “The Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve. I also loved my mom’s tradition of making all kinds of yummy Christmas treats during the holiday season.
Holiday traditions for your family don’t have to be complicated or expensive. If you’re just starting traditions, try to choose things that will be simple to implement, and will last as your children get older.
Here are some simple tradition ideas I’ve heard of that sound like fun:
- Decorating the tree as a family on the day after Thanksgiving.
- Watching a Christmas-themed movie each year.
- Driving or walking around town to see Christmas lights.
- Eating Christmas treats on a certain night.
- Wearing Christmas pajamas.
- Going to a new movie on Christmas afternoon.
- Bringing small Christmas gifts to neighbors.
Creating new traditions for your family can be a lot of fun. Do you have any holiday traditions in your family?
During October, Organizing Moms will feature 31 things you can do to prepare for the holidays. Preparing for the holidays can be a lot of fun, and it can help you get things done in advance so you can enjoy the holidays more.
However, if you do try to do all of the things in this series in real-time, you might drive yourself crazy. If you want to follow along and complete the tasks, that’s completely fine, but no pressure. This is supposed to be fun, and help you prepare. If you want to skip some things, skip them!
A better approach would be to read along with the series, and use the things that you think would be helpful to you. Bookmark the Preparing for the Holidays page so you can reference it later.
To see links to all of the posts in the series, go to the Preparing for the Holidays page.