Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time to start the build-up, your kids will be expecting Santa to bring them special gifts on Christmas Day, but as a parent, you won’t get the credit; instead, make the month special for your family with some of the enticing ideas in the article.
If there is one thing, Christmas is famous for its gifts. The tradition of gift-giving began in Germany when Saint Nicholas gave gifts to children at the end of the year, but contrary to modern-day depictions of him, he did not wear a red suit, carry a large sack, or have a large white beard. Thes popular depictions came later when the Coca-cola adverts started.
Still, Santa Claus and special gifts have endured throughout the generations and are now embedded in the cultural imagination, and children have come to expect special gifts during the Christmas season. Make your family’s Christmas special this year by treating them to some special gifts prior to Christmas Day; this is an original system that is still used in Germany.
December is jam-packed with events for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you like to attend a candlelit concert, a Santa’s grotto with lights and elves, or a special light show in the local park or Botanical gardens, December is an excellent month to plan some fun in your family life. These events create nice family memories with plenty of treats for the kids at the stalls.
Pick a quality festive event, and t can become a family tradition. Of course, young children might not be interested in a candlelit concert, they might find this boring and too grown-up, but a festive event in the local park might capture their interest and imagination. It doesn’t take much for kids to become excited about Christmas, so why not stoke the fire with a festive event?
If our family appreciates baked goods, Christmas and the month of December is the perfect time to get busy in the kitchen. Maybe you have some favorite baked goods in your family, like cookies, sweet bread, and puppy chow, or maybe you intend to experiment and test out your creations as the month progresses. Hopefully, the recipe is perfected on Christmas Day.
Puppy Chow is an excellent choice for the festive season. This favorite is an American tradition that is catching on in other parts of the world thanks to its simplicity and taste. Puppy Chow is a mixture of chocolate, biscuits, cereals, and others items, all covered in sugar and peanut butter. Find out how to make puppy chow and treat your family this festive season with sugar galore.
A movie night is fun for all the family, and while you can have a movie night at any time of the year, there’s no doubt that a festive one is more special. For a festive movie night, you can choose a traditional family movie to watch – some popular ones for Christmas include Home Alone, The Grinch, and Elf – but it all depends on your family’s tastes and general sensibilities.
Christmas movies are the obvious choice for the festive season, but there’s nothing stopping you from choosing a festive favorite such as Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. Of course, a festive movie night is not the same without all of the treats to go along with it. Make sure you have plenty of popcorn, chocolate, Puppy Chow, and anything else you expect your family to crave.
Whether you are a family that loves games or you have one or two lukewarm family members, it’s time to win them over with a family games night this December. Family game nights are not just for puzzling and competing with family members; they are also for festive food and drinks that the kids are not allowed in their everyday lives. This should capture their interest initially.
Some of the best family games include classic board games like Ludo, Cluedo, Monopoly, and Draughts, but there are also some exciting modern games to choose from. Discuss a games night with your family and find out how they would like to organize it and what would turn it into a treat for them. If this is a hit, there’s no reason you can’t play family board games at any time.
Everything leads up to Christmas Day with your family, but there’s no reason you can’t have an amazing time throughout the month of December. If you don’t know how to treat your family, call a family meeting and discuss some of the things that would make the season special for all.