Christmas is a time to bring families together to share stories, music, food, laughter, and gifts. This holiday often brings fond Christmas memories of childhood celebrations when grandmothers, mothers, and aunts cooked festive meals and the children played with new toys and marveled over the decorations. The adults would also grab their favorite Monin to flavor their favorite drinks while singing old holiday tunes.
As you grow up, you begin to build your own traditions, decide on your own menu, and enjoy the family you build. Here are some ways to help make some Christmas memories to keep at this extra special time of year.
In the kitchen
Some of the fun of Christmas is baking fun holiday treats. Many will build gingerbread houses and make homemade candies made into wreaths, snowmen, and candy canes. Eating these sweet treats with your favorite flavored hot beverage is always a great start to the holiday morning.
Holidays also give you a chance to take out your Christmas dishes and kitchen décor and to decorate the mantel over the fireplace. Light the tree up with colorful lights that dance or use simple white lights to help you take in the beauty of Christmas at home.
A word on gifts
Make your kids happy this Christmas season with brightly wrapped gifts of every kind under the tree. Gifts do not have to be expensive, nor does there have to be many of them. When it comes to making Christmas memories, children do not care how much money you spend on them. They would much rather you spend the time to watch them open their gifts and tell jokes and stories that build close family bonds.
The stockings, hung by the fire, can be filled with homemade treats, small toys, or gift cards. The stockings need to always be made fun and individualized for each child. This will make them feel special on Christmas morning.
Some other fun decorations for the Christmas season can be found in the bedrooms. Christmas blankets and colors are a fun way to bring new life into a room and make it feel like a magical place. Pull out the Christmas pajamas, sweaters, and socks to get ready for the holiday parties that are sure to bring everyone lots of excitement. You can even hang Christmas towels in the bathrooms and put up a fun Christmas shower curtain to help bring the holiday alive.
Throughout the house, you can place a blend of poinsettias, mistletoe, evergreens, and other plants that will make your whole home a festive place to enjoy family and friends. Add a snow village or a train set near the tree for the little ones to enjoy. These are items that can be passed down to future generations to share with their own families in time – perfect for keeping those Christmas memories alive.
Have a place set up to make homemade ornaments and help the kids wrap these ornaments to give to others. This is not just a cute decoration spot, but also a memory to be made.
Cue the Christmas music
Great holiday music is another way to get your home ready for Christmas. Christmas music never goes out of style. Many people love the classic holiday music that you hear in stores and shops near Christmas time. Kids love to sing about their beloved characters such as Frosty, Santa, and Rudolph. These are songs that can be played in any room of any house to keep spirits high and the feeling of festivities in the air. Do not forget about the new holiday songs by your favorite artist. Playing these songs will put your own special touch to Christmas at home.
Whatever way you choose to get ready for Christmas this year, make sure to add a hint of magic to your own home with decorations, food, lights, and music. Do special things with the kids like wearing matching Christmas pajamas, making homemade ornaments, or just watching old Christmas movies on TV.
Decorate the outside of your home with Christmas plants, lights, and blowup animations and make your home a fun place to be during the holiday season. Help set the traditions of future generations of family by bringing love and laughter into your home.
What are some of the ways you love to create Christmas memories you will all come to cherish in years to come? Do share a comment below.