7. Give A Board Game As A Gift On Christmas Eve
Christmas is about spending time with family and many love to do it around a board or card game. Make it a tradition to get a family board game that’s opened on Christmas Eve. Spend the night enjoying the new game, and tell the kids that if they wake up too early on Christmas morning, they can play it until mom and dad are awake!
8. Special Breakfast On Christmas Morning
Christmas morning is already exciting for kids and that’s just because of the presents. You may think you just don’t have it in you to make anything fancy for breakfast. The good news is, you don’t have to! Our family always had store bought cinnamon rolls in a tube and homemade hot chocolate. Some families create special Christmas casseroles or go all out with a huge breakfast. So long as it’s “special” to the day, your kids will love it. As an adult, all I still want on Christmas are my Pillsbury cinnamon rolls!
9. Give Your Child A New Ornament Every Year
One day your child will be grown and have their own Christmas tree. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if theirs was already filled with 18+ years of thoughtful and memorable ornaments from their childhood? Start the habit of buying an ornament for each child during the holidays, putting their name and date on it. Nothing will ever replace such wonderful ornaments in the future!
10. Have A Family Slumber Party on Christmas Eve
Once your kids are old enough to comprehend Christmas, most every parent can agree how hard it is to get them to sleep on Christmas Eve. The excitement is palatable! Many families allow their kids to sleep in the same room and stay up late. You can also take it one step further and have a family slumber party in mom and dad’s room. They are going to wake you up early regardless, so just go with it. After all, it’s Christmas!