I hope that when my kids get older, they will be able to appreciate all the work I put into making our traditions a lovely experience for us. We had traditions when I was a child, but nothing like we have in our home now. I love them, and my kids look forward to them.
Here are my favorite Christmas traditions to help you start your own today! Don’t worry — it’s not too late in the game to start a tradition in your family.
Oh and before I forget let me share with you the new group we started where you can join and actively be a part of it: Carpe Diem– Family Style Facebook Group - Because they grow up and are gone in the blink of an eye—so let’s be intentional about making each day count by seizing the moments with our children no matter what age they are and what phase of life they are in! On Fridays, we will share with you a butt load of ideas and encouragement to inspire you to connect with your kids and family.
Christmas Traditions to Start This Year 1 of 10
Find a Christmas tree farm nearby and pick and cut your own tree.
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Snowball Fights 2 of 10
Here's a fun tradition you can easily incorporate into your Christmas traditions. Get the details here at Inspired by Familia.
Christmas Countdown – Start Any Time 3 of 10
I love that you can start this any time. Go with a 12 Days of Christmas Book Countdown, or even 7 days ... Get the details and a great Children Book List here.
Gingerbread House Making 4 of 10
I love how easy it is to build this house. My kids usually can't wait to devour it. Get the details at Inspired by Familia.
Santa’s Little Helpers 5 of 10
Last year was the first year we started this one, and it was great. Stop by and read the details and tips on encouraging your kids to do this.
Make at Least One Gift for Each Other 6 of 10
Act Out the Christmas Story 7 of 10
Another one of our favorite things to do is act out the Christmas story with friends and family. We don't make a big production out of it, but our kids love it!
Christmas Caroling 8 of 10
I love Christmas caroling! It's the highlight of our Christmas activities. Usually, we organize a group of friends and then pop by and sing our neighbors out of their houses, ha, ha, ha.
Decorate the Tree Together 9 of 10
We wear our silly Christmas hats, play Christmas music really loudly, and decorate the tree!
Mini Van Express 10 of 10
We have been doing this for years, ever since I was a little girl. We would go out on December 25th and look at lights. Well, the polar express has put a twist on this tradition with going out in your pj's and enjoying the city lights. Find out what I Can Teach My Child blogger does.
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