Tips for Holiday Memories.
The holidays are an ideal time to spend with family. The perfect holiday memories include your children and the people who love them–and, of course, the ones you love yourself. This is why it’s important to take a moment before the festivities start to make plans for how you’ll be spending your time with your loved ones. Here are some tips for creating holiday memories that won’t soon be forgotten.
How to spend the holidays with kids
When it comes to the holidays, kids have one thing in mind: presents. That’s why you should start with a list of what they want from Santa.
But before you get to the shopping, spend some time talking about how you’ll spend your holidays. Will you bake cookies? Play in a snowstorm? Attend a holiday parade? Heading into the holidays with a plan for how you’ll spend them can help create lasting memories that will carry on for years to come.
Of course, this isn’t true if your child is too young to really remember much of anything besides sugar-induced delirium and/or the tree… but even then, they’re going to be eating cookies and drinking cocoa. And there’s nothing wrong with that!
How to have a successful Christmas with kids
One way to make your child’s Christmas successful is by setting up their own stocking for them to fill with gifts. There are also plenty of shops that cater specifically to stocking stuffers for kids.
If you’re looking for a little bit of help when it comes to the “Stocking Stuffers” department, we’ve compiled a list of some of these stores and their websites
-Toys R Us: http://www.toysrus.com
-Party City: http://www.partycity.com
-Disney Store: https://disneystore.disney.com/kids
-The Disney Store Online: https://disneystore.disney.com/kids
How to choose a holiday tradition
At some point, you’ll need to choose a tradition for your family. This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make–and it’s also one of the more fun ones.
So, what are some possible holiday traditions? One of my favorite family memories is when we would watch Christmas movies together while eating popcorn and hot cocoa on Christmas Eve. It may seem like a silly tradition to follow, but it was always so much fun that my kids still ask me to do it every year.
Another idea is to try something new with your kids each year. One year, for example, we made gingerbread houses while another year we carved pumpkins. Your family can try out different traditions until they find one that works best–or until you create new memories!
For children, playing games at the holidays can be especially memorable because they get an excuse not to do any work–so they’re free to enjoy themselves instead! You could play any board game or card game with them–but I love games like Rummikub because there’s no reading involved and young children can play successfully with little guidance from adults.
Ways to find time for yourself during the holidays.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s easy to get swept up in all the excitement. But it’s important to take care of yourself too–even when you’re with loved ones.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed, try carving out some time for just you. You can enjoy a favorite book or movie, meditate, or indulge in guilty pleasures like watching an entire series of your favorite show.
Doing something just for yourself will help give you perspective on what really matters this holiday season. It’ll also help balance out your relationships with loved ones, so that they don’t suffer from your neglect.