Sometimes people forget that there’s more to Christmas than getting the latest gadgets and most expensive gifts. Christmas is a time about bonding and bringing the family together. So for this holiday season, here are a few ways you can make Christmas about family and not just the gifts everyone gets.
Decorate the Christmas Tree Together
Decorating the Christmas tree should be a family activity. Don’t just do it by yourself or delegate the task to a few family members. Instead, designate a time for the entire family to decorate the Christmas tree together. This is a great time for telling old stories and reminiscing about the things your family has done or just telling jokes and having a good time. Activities like these help bring families closer and will make the holidays memorable.
Go to Local Christmas Events
Another great way you can bring the family together is going to local Christmas events. These events can be fun for all ages, but they’re usually geared towards younger kids. So most of the events you’ll find will be better for families with young kids. Some of these events are even free, but make sure to check if there’s a fee beforehand so you aren’t caught by surprise. However, you shouldn’t force your kids to go if they really don’t want to. Unhappy kids will just make the experience not enjoyable.
Make Your Christmas Tree a Memory Tree
If going out isn’t something you or your family would want to do, you could always make your Christmas tree into a memory tree. A Christmas memory tree is a tree decorated with reminders of things your family has done together. This way you can look at your Christmas tree and be reminded of the good times you have had with your family. These ornaments can take a variety of different shapes. They can be ornaments or souvenirs you bought from vacations you’ve taken together. They can be pictures of your family or of the places you’ve been. They can be pieces of paper that everyone uses to write down stories about their favorite memories or drawings showing some of the things that your family has done. You can also include regular decorations on the tree. This can often help make the tree look brighter and more festive. Ultimately, it’s up to you what goes on your memory tree. Memory trees are a great way to bring the family together and look back on all the good times you’ve had.
In the end, it’s always best to just do things that you know your family will enjoy. That’s the best way to make Christmas about your family. These suggestions are great ways to start, but no matter what you do, it’s up to you to figure out what your family enjoys the most. That’s the best way to make your Christmas about family again.