How is it December already? It sneaks up on me every year. Even though I never feel prepared enough for December, Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is even more fun with kids.
In December, we always make time to visit Santa at the mall even if only one of our three kids will take a picture with him. Our Elf on a Shelf, Pixie, returns every year. We always enjoy checking out our local drive-thru Christmas light display.
Occasionally, we find time to bake sugar cookies for Santa. Most of the time, he gets store-bought sugar cookies. The kids always get to decorate them. It’s all about the frosting anyway, right?
I’m always looking for new traditions to incorporate during the Christmas season. Here are a few ideas I found on Pinterest:
- A family Christmas Eve box
This box may include items such as a pair of Christmas pajamas for each child, a Christmas movie and popcorn. Throw in a pair of pajamas for yourself. This would make a cute Christmas picture!
- A candy cane hunt
My kids love Easter egg hunts, so I know this will be a yearly request from them.
- Hot chocolate bar
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? Don’t forget the whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate syrup.
- Wrap up Christmas books
Wrap up 24 Christmas books to read until Christmas. These can be books you already own, new ones, or check out from the library. Every night, or whenever it is convenient for your family, have your kids unwrap a Christmas book to read each day as a family.
I would love to hear about your family traditions during the Christmas season. Please share them!