So, it’s definitely my favorite time of year. I love the joy in little kids eyes, the laughter you have with family, the decorations, the smell of Christmas trees and so much more. So, in order to spread some christmas cheer here are some things you can do with your friends and family this christmas:
A gingerbread house building competition
This activity is super fun and can honestly become a tradition. Buy a couple of boxes of gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies and get to building. It can be a group activity or turn it into a competition. My younger cousin and I have been doing this on Christmas Eve since I was in around the 8th grade and it’s honestly one of my favorite parts of the season.
Decorate Christmas ornaments
I personally haven’t done this since I was in elementary school but this could turn out to be super fun. You could sit around with friends and family and create ornaments to either trade or put on your tree. It’s a touch of personalization to make Christmas just a tad more jolly!
Drive through lights in your hometown
I know where I grew up there is a drive through lights set up near my house. You turn on Christmas music and watch the lights elaborate light display dance around you. It’s simple but super fun none the less.
Your local zoo’s zoolights
Like the local lights display, most zoos have a zoolights presentation. Head over and enjoy the beauty and holiday spirit of it all.
Not only is it the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season to give back! Ring the bell for Salvation Army, help distribute toys after a toy drive, volunteer as a soup kitchen. Make sure to give back in addition to receiving.
Hot chocolate and Christmas movies
It’s simple and fun. My personal favorites are The Grinch and This Christmas. Snuggle under a blanket and sip on some hot cocoa.
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Let me know in the comments!