We are in full Christmas mode at our house, which means starting some of our favorite Christmas traditions! Some of these traditions we’ve had in place since before our children were born, while others have developed over the years as my children have gotten older. If you are reading this, you are likely looking for ideas to make your own Holiday traditions with your family. It can get overwhelming reading about “101 Christmas Traditions,” so for your sake, I’ll keep it simple at 5. After all, holiday traditions don’t have to be elaborate or overwhelming to be enjoyable!
If you are looking to start a Christmas tradition with your family, these are 5 ideas that work well with toddlers.
Baking Holiday Cookies is one of our favorite things to do during the holiday season. If I’m being honest, we love to bake all year-round. Remember when the kids made their cute tutorial video? I still crack up every time I watch it! The kids absolutely love helping in the kitchen, even more so when it comes time to decorate.
Putting Up Christmas Lights
While many people spend their day after Thanksgiving shopping the best Black Friday Deals, you can find my husband outside with the kids setting up our Christmas lights! The kids wake up super early (much too early if you ask my husband!), and get cozied up in their comfiest Crazy 8 clothing to get out there and start setting up! They get so excited to see the outcome come night time; there is something so enjoyable about seeing their hard work light up in a magical way!
This is a family favorite that is not only fun, but also delicious! Each year, everyone gets their own gingerbread house to decorate. For now, we choose to go with the pre-built version to make it easier on the kids. They love decorating their homes, and we as parents love watching them put their creativity to work. Once the gingerbread homes are all decorated, we keep them out as decor for the month and even offer one up to Santa the night before Christmas.
Christmas only comes once a year, so while the season is here, we take full advantage and rock our Christmas PJs from the day after Thanksgiving to the last day of December. I’ve actually started gifting the kids their Christmas PJs on Thanksgiving night; it’s just another fun thing to look forward to as we enter the holiday season!
Taking Pictures with Santa
My kids look forward to visiting Santa every year so they can tell him the one special thing they would love for Christmas. We love taking out the photos from each previous year and comparing how much the kids have grown. I know some kids are wary of Santa, which is ok! My daughter is actually not a fan of sitting on Santa’s lap and prefers to stand. She happily tells Santa about her wish list, takes the photo and gives him a high five on her way out!
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What are some of your favorite traditions from your childhood?