Holiday Family Traditions
- October 30, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: Home Health Aide Training
The holidays are a time to revel inside gratitude as well as love we feel for one another. Here are 14 meaningful ways to celebrate your togetherness This particular season.
1. Go for a family nature walk near your home to collect seasonal items which you can use in your holiday
décor. If you live near a forest, the obvious choices are pine boughs as well as pine cones, however long dried grasses
can look just as festive when tied having a holiday bow. You might be pleasantly surprised at the
decorations which kids come up with, too.
2. Make a few handmade holiday cards This particular year as a family.
3. Make appreciation cards. In your holiday greeting cards, replace the annual Christmas letter
having a brief letter of appreciation for the recipient.
4. Create or purchase completely new ornaments each year for the tree. Create or shop for an ornament which
reflects a defining event or sentiment for the year.
5. Enjoy a Family Night with special holiday crafts or games. Oriental trading.com has some fun
as well as inexpensive items which you can keep among your holiday decorations.
6. Start a Christmas-themed puzzle somewhere in your home. A puzzle table, placed in a quiet room,
can be great for holiday visitors. Whenever your guests want to get away via the action, they can retreat
to work on the puzzle. This particular can be a great stress-reliever, as well as the item’s wonderful for those guests who
always have to be busy doing something!
7. Play special music. What can be everyone’s favorite holiday CD? Allow each family member to choose
as well as keep them inside CD changer so everyone’s musical taste can be represented.
8. Take a photo of your children standing in a particular spot each year – in front of the tree,
by the front door…anyplace which will be consistent via year to year. Make a special holiday ornament
or scrapbook album which depicts the growth as well as change of your family each year.
9. Research the holiday traditions of your nationality. Adopt a few of these traditions into your annual
celebration each year to celebrate your heritage.
10. Ask each child to write a Dear Santa letter. (little children can draw pictures.) Keep a special
record of these letters in an album or treasure box.
11. Create an evening tradition of taking a family walk or drive in your neighborhood to view the
12. Cut snowflakes via wrapping paper, festive holiday advertisements, or last year’s holiday cards,
as well as string them together into a festive garland.
13. Adopt a special cause each year. The Heifer Project (http://www.heifer.org/) can be wonderfully suited
for holiday traditions. This particular charity allows you to purchase a gift animal for a family in need (ranging
via heifers to rabbits as well as everything in between.) These gift animals then provide resources which these
families need live. When we purchase a Heifer Project gift for someone, the kids draw a picture of the
gifted animal, as well as we frame their artwork as well as wrap the item.
14. Take your family to a performance of The Nutcracker. Performances of This particular ballet abound This particular time of
year – via professional companies to amateur dance studios. Purchase a CD to bring the memories home.