Entries from November 23, 2014 - November 29, 2014


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70 Fun Family Holiday Traditions

Here are 70 fun holiday tradition ideas!

  1. Have a cookie exchange

  2. Make gingerbread houses

  3. Watch a Christmas movie as a family

  4. Memorize and recite the Christmas story from Luke 2

  5. Drive around looking at Christmas lights

  6. Make baked goods for your neighbors

  7. Visit a nursing home and sing Christmas carols

  8. Have a kids Christmas party

  9. Decorate your house together (inside and out)

  10. Read a classic Christmas story like “A Christmas Carol”

  11. Give a secret gift to someone in need

  12. Go to a candlelight service on Christmas Eve

  13. Cook up the same old family recipe ever Christmas Eve

  14. Christmas caroling for shut-ins from your Church or community

  15. Plan a cookie baking party

  16. Go to a farm and cut your own Christmas tree

  17. Decorate your tree while drinking eggnog and eating a special snack

  18. Buy a new ornament for each child relating to a life event that year

  19. Make a family keepsake craft or project

  20. Allow the children to arrange the family Nativity scene

  21. By an Advent devotional book to read throughout the season

  22. Write a Christmas letter with family news from the year

  23. Read the Christmas story

  24. Participate in Operation Christmas Child

  25. Contribute to the Knit Together In Love scarf project

  26. Deliver cookies and treats to emergency service men and women

  27. Give your pastor(s) a thank you and Christmas gift

  28. Sing in a church or community Christmas choir

  29. Open one gift on Christmas Eve

  30. Buy or make new Pjs for Christmas morning

  31. Have a special Christmas brunch

  32. Skype loved ones who live far away

  33. Decorate your tree the weekend after Thanksgiving

  34. Choose an old Christmas recording (Bing Crosby, etc.) to start the season with

  35. Play Christmas music in the house all season long

  36. Listen to a Christmas radio station in the car

  37. Do a Christmas countdown calendar

  38. Take family photos

  39. Video Christmas morning

  40. Watch old home videos

  41. Have a race to see who can get their Christmas shopping done first

  42. Read about Christmas traditions in other countries

  43. Find and read a book of Christmas legends

  44. Let children circle gift ideas in store catalogs

  45. Make and share a yearly Christmas list

  46. Let kids draw names to decide who to buy a gift for

  47. Give children “jobs” around the house to earn money to buy gifts

  48. Sponsor a Child or special project from Allow the Children

  49. Buy each child a fun new pare of sock or slippers for Christmas morning

  50. Make ornaments for the tree

  51. String a garland out of popcorn and cranberries

  52. Make your own Christmas cards as a family

  53. Make gift baskets with goodies for friends and family

  54. Let the young kids do their Christmas shopping at the Dollar Store

  55. Donate clothes or food to a shelter

  56. Hide a gift or make a scavenger hunt for the kids on Christmas Eve

  57. Host a wrapping party

  58. Go see a live nativity

  59. Go to a Christmas play or concert

  60. Have kids act out the Christmas story

  61. Have a game night with hot chocolate and cookies

  62. Invite someone without family to Christmas dinner

  63. Tell stories or have grandparents tell stories about past Christmases as a child

  64. Campout in the family room with sleeping bags after you’ve decorated the tree

  65. Memorize a Christmas poem or write your own

  66. Look at old Christmas photo albums

  67. Make Christmas treats for pets, wrap and place under the tree

  68. Buy a mini tree at the dollar store for each child’s bedroom

  69. Decorate a tree or house for an elderly person (after Christmas go back and help put the decorations away)

  70. Secretly give gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas to a neighbor


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