Christmas is officially upon us and with a week or so to go, we are in full prep mode for the holiday season. One way to get fully prepared for the upcoming festivities is to plan traditions that can be done year after year with the whole family. You can make up your own special activities or ideas to do every year, or if your really stumped we have found some great traditions that can be done every single year over the Christmas season. Now is the time to get creative and give yourself and your family something a little extra to look forward to every year. Keep reading for 4 Christmas traditions to try this year:
- Bake-A-Thon: This tradition can be done early in the season and last all the way through to Christmas. Gather up your whole family and have everyone pick one to two of their favorite cookie recipes. Then, dedicate a day where the whole family can get together and bake! This is a great way to spend quality time together and you will have the great fun of taste testing all of your yummy creations. If you end up making too many cookies, consider freezing them for later in the holiday season or make up some care packages for your local neighbors and friends.
- Pyjama Packages: Is there anything better than getting a new pair of pyjamas? Especially, when most Christmas morning’s and days are spent curled up in our favorite pair. So why not start a new yearly tradition and hold a yearly pyjama exchange that involves the whole family. This way, everyone will have a present to open up early and you’ll have a new outfit for Christmas morning and the following festive days.
- Light Adventures: If you’re looking for a more adventurous tradition this year, look no further. This one will require transportation of some sort, a large thermos of hot chocolate (or the drink of choice) and some friends or family or both! Plan an evening later into the Christmas season where you and your family/friends can join together and go on a light adventure. This means, scouring your neighborhood for the best lights around and taking them all in as a group. Encourage those who attend to wear something cozy and make sure to have holiday music at the ready to really make a festive night.
- Story Night: Last but not least, this tradition is perfect if you’re looking for something close to home. Have each family member choose their favorite Christmas storybook and get together as a group for a story night. Take turns reading your favorite story to the group, making sure everyone gets a chance to share. Include some delicious snacks and a warm cup of hot chocolate to really add to the evening. Lastly, this is a perfect time to keep warm in front of your Valor Fireplaces as you share your favorite stories as a family. Make sure to pick a new story each year and make it a tradition that will last.
Merry Christmas, From The Valor Fireplaces Family.