On the sixth day of parenting – Christmas Family Traditions
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Christmas Family Traditions
Create some wonderful memories for the years ahead by starting a few new traditions each year together.
- set up a hot chocolate bar on a little tray that stays out all December. hot chocolate powder, marshmallows, sprinkles, candy canes, and other fun toppings
- Baking cookies and decorate
- Make keepsake ornaments from salt dough
- Get a new tree decoration each year, so that your will have a collection of there own to take when they leave home (with the memories to go along with them).
- Put kids into their pyjamas and drive around the town in the dark, look at Christmas lights
- Buy a small present for a child in need
- Do a reverse advent calendar and take it to a food bank
- Put the nativity scene out but the Baby Jesus doesn’t arrive until Christmas Eve.
- The first night that the tree is decorated and lit, the whole family sleeps around it.
- Light a little candle on the front doorstep to let the Pyjama Elf know you are ready for your Christmas pjs
- go to the Blessing of the crib service and/or Christingle service on Christmas eve at your local church
On Christmas Eve light a candle for each loved one in heaven and share a thought or memory of each one
- Track Father Christmas ON Christmas Eve using NORAD
- Leave a plate of mince pies for Santa, a carrot for the reindeer on Christmas eve
- Have birthday cake for baby Jesus and opened the nativity and set it up. Sng happy birthday after it is all set up
- A small stocking on the twelfth night’ The elves take down the tree overnight and leave stocking with the leftovers from Santa’s sack. These are practical things like a toothbrush, socks, mugs or whatever else you need at the time
- Sit together and watch Christmas movies
- Go to a local pantomime
If you can think of anymore, let me know.
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