Sometimes Christmas can feel like it passes by in a flurry of gifts and visits, which means you can easily forget to keep in touch with the true spirit by using the time to reconnect with your family and other people in your community. But you can change that by being mindful of what Christmas is all about. Christmas traditions can be a great way to bring you together as a family and give you something to look forward to all year long!

Light Display Walks
As the nights get longer and colder, it can be tempting to spend more and more time indoors. It’s really worth making the effort to wrap up warm and get out into the community every so often, and a great way to do this is to go for walks around your neighborhood to see the light displays that your neighbors have put up. It’s a great way to get in the mood for Christmas and to also get a little exercise!

Individual Tree Ornaments
A wonderful way to involve everyone in decorating the house for Christmas is to start a tradition where each member of the family receives their own individual tree ornament each year at the start of December. Then when you are decorating the house, you can get them involved in
deciding where their ornament should be placed.

Christmas Eve Boxes
Christmas Eve is a great time to spend with your immediate family, before all the chaos and busyness of seeing the extended family on Christmas Day! A lovely way to turn Christmas Eve into an event in its own right is to use personalised Christmas Eve boxes. You can fill them up with pajamas, games, and tasty snacks to eat while you enjoy your Christmas Eve together.

Food Bank Donations
Christmas is a time when struggling families can really feel as though they are missing out, as they are bombarded by images of happy families enjoying huge elaborate meals and getting lots of presents. Be sure to spare a thought for those less fortunate and make it part of your Christmas celebrations to donate to a food bank or a charity.

Make Christmas Candy
Everyone loves to eat candy! And making it yourself is an activity that’s fun for all the family. Plus, it means that when you have guests dropping by, you’ll always have something nice to offer them.

Christmas Movie Marathon
December is likely to bring its share of cold and rainy days, and on those days, there’s nothing better than snuggling up with a good movie and a bowl of popcorn. Let everyone in the family pick their favorite Christmas movie and then spend a night or two watching them all together.

Christmas Talent Show
The idea here is that everyone in the family picks a talent that they will perform for the other members of the family. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated; the important thing is the satisfaction you will all get out of devising ways to entertain your loved ones.