The holiday season is something that we all look forward to – it’s a time that makes our lives light up with something a little extra special.
Making the most of this time devoted to friends and family is important, and putting in a little extra effort to liven things up will bring endless joy to your kids’ hearts.
If you’re wondering how to make things exciting beyond just the gifts under the tree, here are some special ideas for having a fabulous holiday season this year.
Light it Up
Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the lights! Festive holiday lights bring a feeling of magic into your home (and the streets of your neighborhood) that can’t be replicated at any other time of year.
Make a big deal out of your lights this year. Grab string lights, colorful lanterns, glow sticks, and whatever else you can find to transform your home and outdoor space into a magical wonderland. If you want to go all out, you can even look into a professional Christmas light home installation to ensure everything is perfectly set up.
Bring the Fun
The holiday season is about more than gifts and good food – it’s about spending time with family. Making an effort to host more family dinners and be more intentional about your time with your loved ones is important.
A great way to do this is to plan a little bit extra and make it fun. Organizing some Christmas games can be a great way to add an extra layer of fun to your kids’ days, and you might even start a new tradition that they’ll look forward to every year!
Amidst all of the receiving, make sure your children experience the ‘gift’ of giving, too. Giving back to those in need is a wonderful part of the holiday season, and this is a great chance to teach your little ones about generosity.
Get involved in a food or toy drive, volunteer as a family in a soup kitchen, or simply gather some of their old clothes, blankets, toys, etc., to donate to a family in need.
Magical Movie Night
A great way to spend time together as a family is a movie night – but let’s ramp up the festivity!
Make a list of the best Christmas movies of all time and see how many you can watch together as a family. Create some festive snacks, string up fairy lights, and snuggle all together under the blankets to watch your holiday favorites.
Capture the Magic
Finally, take some extra time to really capture the beautiful memories you make over the holiday season. Use a camera or just your smartphone and capture the magic you all experience over this time.
After Christmas, you can have all your pictures printed and either frame them or put them together in a book of memories. Scrapbooking is also a great creative activity for kids – they can organize and decorate their favorite Christmas memories into a special book to look back on.