Are you looking to make holiday memories with your children? You do not have to spend a lot of money or come up with an extravagant idea to make memories that last. Some of the easiest traditions are the simplest.
As an adult, you likely have some fond memories of the holiday season. No matter what holiday you celebrate, if you grew up in a home with loving, supportive parents, you probably had a few traditions you followed. If you are a parent, it is up to you to make these memories for your kids. The good news is that you can create traditions that your kids will remember without a lot of stress and planning.
One easy tradition to consider is a food tradition. If you plan to eat the same food, perhaps one that is not one you normally eat, your kids will begin to look forward to it. Consider, perhaps, a special breakfast, such as homemade cinnamon rolls or omelets, that you would not normally enjoy. Or, perhaps a special desert that you enjoy together every holiday such as special Christmas cookies.
The holidays are a great time to consider helping in your community. If your kids are old enough to understand, take them to serve a holiday meal in a soup kitchen or home for troubled kids. This will help them appreciate what they have, and it will also help you create special memories together as a family.
Special decorations can also be a holiday memory making opportunity. Perhaps you can give your kids each their own special stocking. Maybe you can have a special way of displaying your holiday cards. Involve your children in putting up these decorations, and you will be surprised how important they become to them as they get older.
Remember, holiday memories are not necessarily based on fancy things or excessive gift giving, but rather being together even despite the stresses of holiday travel. Sometimes, it is the simplest things that your children will remember. The point is not to think extravagantly, but rather to start building memories now that will last a lifetime.