It’s that time of year again. The kids have started counting down the days until Santa arrives, and parents are frantically trying to get sorted before the big day. If you’re eager to give your kids the best Christmas ever, here are some top tips to help you get into the festive spirit.
Decorating your home
Putting the Christmas decorations up is one of the most exciting events of the year in most households. This year, get everyone involved and make a day of it. Head out to the farm or garden centre and let the kids help with choosing a tree. Get the decorations down from the attic, and lay everything out. Put the tree up, and hang baubles together. Put some Christmas music on, and hang lights on the porch outside.
Watch Christmas films
Nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas like snuggling up on the sofa and watching some classic festive films. Turn the lights down, get some blankets, and press play. All you need is some snacks and drinks, and you’re good to go.
Christmas is a great time of year to get creative. As the holidays approach, try some fun festive activities like baking and making cards. You could make mince pies or biscuits shaped like robins, snowmen, or Christmas trees. If you make your own cards, you’ll save money. Your family will get a unique, personalised card that’s much more special than shop-bought versions. You could also create handmade gifts by filling jars with brownies and biscuits and adding a festive ribbon.
Host a party
Christmas is all about getting together with friends and family. If you can’t see everyone on the day, why not host a gathering beforehand? Stock up on food and drinks, and make a festive playlist. Check out companies like Pickle Pie Parties to keep the kids entertained with activities and games. Dress up in Christmas jumpers, exchange gifts, and enjoy some quality time together.
Visiting friends and family
If you can’t find a date to get everyone together for Christmas, do the rounds in the run-up to the holidays. Go and stay with friends for a weekend, or organise a day out with your family.
Every family has its own Christmas traditions. These are the little quirks that make Christmas so special. Write and send Christmas lists to the North Pole. Go and visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Hang the stockings out on the fireplace and sprinkle reindeer food on the lawn. Leave a carrot out for Rudolph and a mince pie for Santa. Read the kids a Christmas tale before bed. Line up in age order before you walk into the living room to check if Santa’s been. Finally, get your camera primed and ready to capture the joy on those little faces!
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Christmas is a wonderful time of year for adults and children. If you’re looking forward to the best Christmas ever, here are some tips to get you and the kids in the mood.