4. Looking At Christmas Lights
It’s one thing to point out the neighbor’s lights in your neighborhood but it’s quite another to grab some hot chocolate, sweet treats and take a special drive to truly gaze upon magical Christmas lights. Almost every town has “that” neighborhood that goes all out, with music and light shows. Make it a tradition to take an evening (or even go once a week to get in the spirit!) and see the best lights around.
5. Give To A Child In Need
There are many ways to help children in need throughout the year, but at Christmas there are additional avenues to reach out. Maybe you have friends who could use extra help this season and a simple gift will go a long way. You can also participate through an organized program like Operation Christmas Child or the Angel Tree Project (children with one or more parent in prison). Helping someone in need is a wonderful tradition that will make a big impact on your child and how they view the holidays for the rest of their lives!
6. Collect A New Christmas Book Every Year
I love seasonal literature because it creates an excitement for special times of the year. There are so many cute books that are put out for the holidays but it can be expensive to buy them all at once, especially if you’re shopping for a large family and lots of friends. Start giving 1 new Christmas-themed book every year and you’ll have a great collection before you know it. I’ve also heard of taking your existing Christmas books and wrapping them up individually. Then place them under the tree, where your kids will unwrap them (daily, weekly, however many you have) and you read the story that night. Such a sweet tradition!