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Having a Christmas tradition will get you and your family in the Christmas mood when christmas is coming up. This is because, everyone will be looking forward to all the things you do during Christmas and this will bring your family even closer together.
Christmas traditions build a strong bond in the family. It gives everybody something to look forward to. And each person will have their favourite tradition.
Christmas traditions make christmas very memorable for you and your family, especially the little ones. So why don’t you try these fun christmas traditions which will cost you little or no money at all but bring lots of joy and laughter to your home.
Here are 10 fun christmas traditions to start now.
10 fun christmas traditions to start now
1. Create a Christmas playlist
There is something about music that lifts your spirit and lightens your mood. Once you start playing Christmas carols and music, you will begin to feel that Christmas is in the air. That will get you in the Christmas mood for you to begin any other thing related to Christmas.
From the beginning of December, my husband has been playing christmas songs and that was what reminded me we are in the christmas season and got me excited about christmas.
And he does this every year, immediately we get to the month of December, he starts playing Christmas songs and that has always being a reminder for me that we are in the festive season. It makes the home fun and lively as everyone sings along to the Christmas songs.
2. Put up a christmas tree
With a christmas tree in the living room, everyone in the house will know and remember that we are in the festive season. Make it more fun by getting the whole family involved in putting up the tree.
And there are a lot of things you can do with your family around the christmas tree. You can sit under it and sing christmas carols, read the bible or read christmas books.
3. Decorate the christmas tree
This will be so much fun if done together as a family. You can sing Christmas carols as you decorate the tree while having some christmas cookies. You can also talk about some family fun times whiles decorating your Christmas tree. Doing this together will give you and your family unforgettable memories.
4. Make kids write a letter to Santa
This is a great way to know what your kids will actually want for Christmas. Let them write a letter to Santa, in which they tell Santa everything they want for Christmas.
Make it more fun by giving them a reply from Santa. To let them know that Santa appreciates their letter.
5. Read the Bible story of the birth of Jesus Christ
Since Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, you can sit under the Christmas tree with your family and read the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Bible.
To do this, read the book of Luke from the Bible. That is where they talk about the birth of Jesus Christ. Since there are 24 chapters in Luke, make it a point to read one chapter every night from 1st December. That way, by 25th December, you will all wake up knowing why you are celebrating Christmas.
After reading a chapter every night, you can all sing a Christmas carol together.
6. Watch Christmas movies on Friday nights
Starting from the first week of December, you can watch Christmas movies with your family every Friday night till Christmas day. There are so many Christmas movies you can watch together. Like home alone, a Christmas story and many more.
7. Go for a Christmas concert or show
During this season, there are so many concerts and shows. You can pick one to go and watch or decide to watch all. lol Do this together with your family or your friends,
8. Have a Christmas themed photo shoot
Photos are a great way to keep these memories you are making together. So have a photo shoot and take silly Christmas photos with your family, friends and loved ones.
You can use these photos for a family Christmas card, all simply keep them in a photo album. It’s a great way to remind us of people and the fun we had together with them.
9. Make a charity donation
This is a tradition I’ve been doing with my mum for years and I plan to continue with my kids. Every year during the festive season, Nhyira Fm accepts charity donations which they give to kids in orphanage homes.
I gather my clothes which I wouldn’t wear anymore (this shouldn’t be worn out, it should be in good conditions), we add some biscuits, drinks and money and take it to Nhyira Fm.
Doing things like these with your kids will teach them to be kind and always give. Kids can add their old toys which they don’t play with anymore. Just a little donation will make a less privileged kid smile this christmas.
10. Make a special dinner for christmas
On Christmas day, you can make a special dinner for you and your family. Making that special dinner every Christmas will make your family look forward to Christmas day with excitement.
You can all cook together in the kitchen and when the food is done, sit together as a family to enjoy a meal together at the table. You can each talk about something you are grateful for for the year and also, what you hope to accomplish in the coming year.
So these are fun inexpensive Christmas traditions you can start now if you are already not doing them.
What christmas traditions do you enjoy with your family?
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