Despite the endless hours spent searching for the perfect Christmas presents, carefully wrapping and finding clever hiding spots, this can be a truly wonderful time of year. Magical and enchanting, it’s ideal for enjoying some family time and making some wonderful memories.
An ideal way to do this is by adding some new festive traditions to your countdown that the whole family can enjoy. Here are some ideas you can incorporate this December, as well as each coming Christmas, to make this season even more special.
Gift a Day
While Santa brings all the presents and places them under the tree every Christmas, you could consider creating a new tradition. Rather than giving your family all their gifts on the 25th, keep them excited all month with a little gift every day and save their biggest, most exciting presents for the big day.
New Tree Decorations
Whether you’re someone who is very organised and has a beautifully colour coordinated tree, or you have baubles that once belonged to another family member, decorating your tree is an important part of the festivities. To make it more meaningful, you could add a new decoration every December. This could involve visiting a local garden centre or ordering personalised ones each year.
The perfect way to countdown to the 25th, the whole family will love opening a new window on their advent calendar. Make December more exciting by picking one that appeals to you. From delicious chocolate advent calendars, to beauty, cheese, beer, gin and more – no matter what you prefer, there’s loads of options.
Christmas Light Hunt
Darker December nights do have something to offer: lots of Christmas lights. So, for a new tradition that the whole family can enjoy, make it an annual event to go and drive around all the lights nearby. You can even make it feel even more magical by loading up the car with blankets and putting on your favourite tunes.
Christmas Eve Routine
Depending on the stage your family is at, whether you have little ones still excited for Santa, or everyone has grown up and moved away, creating a Christmas Eve routine can help make sure you spend quality time together. This could be something as simple as a movie night, complete with a classic Christmas filmand new pjs.
While sending Christmas cards and getting a new festive jumper can be lovely traditions, consider some of these to make wonderful memories year after year.