Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 12:26 am
Sometimes it is too easy to get bogged down in the stress of preparing for the holidays instead of enjoying the season. Shopping, cleaning, wrapping, decorating, cooking, and dealing with bored children can quickly take the fun out of the holiday season. Make sure that you find time this year to enjoy the magic of the holidays with family and friends.
Below is a list of holiday traditions that many families enjoy each year. We hope that you find something your family can enjoy as you celebrate this magical time of year.
Holiday Traditions to Make the Season Bright
- Give back to others — Volunteer in your community to help others in need. Homeless shelters, nursing homes, veteran centers, and charities can use a helping hand this time of year. If you need help locating a charity or volunteer opportunity, check with your church or your local community center for information.
- Make a Christmas Eve hot cocoa station — Dress up in new Christmas pajamas, pick out your favorite holiday movie, and snuggle up together with hot cocoa and popcorn. For your hot cocoa bar, have a variety of items to make cocoa even better, if that is possible. Suggestions include colored sprinkles, marshmallows, candy canes, whipped cream, and oversized mugs to hold it all.
- Bake holiday cookies — Start a tradition with your children that they can continue with their children. Teach them how to bake holiday treats for family and friends. Provide tons of items for decorating the treats before placing them in holiday containers to deliver to family and friends.
- Begin an ornament collection — Many young adults do not have special ornaments to hang on their first Christmas tree, if they have any ornaments at all. Begin a tradition of picking a special ornament each year the represents something special that year. When your child moves into his or her first home, you can give the collection to your child as a wonderful holiday tradition they can continue each year.
- Advent Calendars — Make a DIY Advent calendar or purchase one to help count down the days to Christmas. You can add little treats or just use the calendar to build anticipation of the big day.
- Write letters to Santa — Once upon a time, children wrote letters to Santa in school and teachers sent the letters “home” to “Santa.” Today, many children do not know about this tradition. Begin the tradition again by having your child write a letter to Santa. Instead of simply asking for gifts, you can incorporate a list of things your child is thankful for this year and a list of wishes for family, friends, the planet, etc. before he or she lists the gifts for Santa to bring this year.
- Visit a tree farm — If you are purchasing a live tree this year, consider visiting a tree farm instead of a tree lot. You can wander through the trees to choose the perfect Christmas tree for your home before cutting it down yourself. Stop on the way home for hot chocolate and sugar cookies before you head home to decorate your tree.
Have a Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Season
We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday. If you need a personal injury attorney, we will be here during the holidays for you. Contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.