What are your Christmas traditions? You can keep on creating new traditions every festive period for wonderful memories for the years ahead.
Here are some ideas:
Baking and fun food traditions: Have a cookie day and invite nan and your kids’ friends to help decorate them, or make a gingerbread house or even a whole village. A chocolate fondue with lots of different fruits is sure to be a winner. Choose somewhere to go to surprise people with Christmas cookies or chocolates, like a hospital or nursing home.
Keepsakes and memory makers: Make one keepsake ornament each year, such as handprints in salt dough. Give your children a new tree decoration each year to build up their own collection for when they leave home. Buy a bauble and write memories of each child on it and do one every year, or let your child grasp it with paint on their hand to get their hand print. On Christmas eve write a letter to each of your children about their year, what they
love and what they’ve learned and keep it for them when they turn 18. Donate some of your kids’ toys to charity, or let the kids buy presents to put under charity trees.