I rounded up 3 different ideas that are sure to make your Christmas more special for you and your family.
To begin, I will start with the classic advent calendar.
LEGO Advent Calendar from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls // Family Fun Advent Calendar from Simply Sara // Advent Calendar Paper Chain from Activities for Kids // Reindeer Balloon Advent Calendar from Not on the High Street // Reverse Advent Calendar from Mum in the Mad House
Advent Calendars are a fun way to help build up the excitement of Christmas for the whole family but they don’t always have to be the normal, open something and get candy, type of calendar.
Think outside the box. Do something special as a family. Do something special for others in your community. Have fun! Be together! Enjoy the reason of the season!
I totally love this idea and I have been wanting to start it but we are still working on our Christmas book collection but this Christmas Book Advent Calendar from Simple as That
is a something that I know my girls would love. Wrap the books up all fun, put a number on each and let one child pick out the book each night, gather together as a family and read the book.
And how about this Christmas Tradition Countdown from Create Craft Love?!
You can print this one out or create one that works for your family but you don’t have to go over the top to have quality family time that is meaningful and you can do it along with counting down to one of the most popular holidays!
Play games, get creative, bake delicious treats, watch movies, and just have fun together!
Have a family craft night!
Every year my little family has a holiday craft night. We pick out a few fun and easy crafts that we can all do together and spend the evening getting creative. My girls love it and we have so much fun seeing what we each come up with.
Every year, going back to when my husband and I were still dating, we make ornaments by putting acrylic paint into clear ornaments so that tradition has continued now that we have kids. Last year we also created some fun paper plate trees and the girls got to decorate their own plates with Sharpie paint pens as well.
If you have little ones that still love the magic of Santa why not make it extra special on Christmas Eve by creating a fun plate for those delicious cookies that Santa will be thrilled to see when he drops off those presents?
Breakfast Snowman from 7th House on the Left // Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree from Rose Bakes // Reindeer Donuts from Love from the Oven // Santa and Snowmen Pancakes from Spice Up Your Life with the Taste of Japan // Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish from Walking on Sunshine
How about these super fun Christmas Tree Waffles from Crustabakes? These are so quick and easy too if you have a waffle maker which gives you more time to spend time with a family.
How about making a wreath like this Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring from Jo Cooks stuffed full of all sorts of deliciousness?
I want this for breakfast this year too!
There you have it!
I hope you create some new traditions with your families this year and enjoy special time together.
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
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