5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family 

It’s Day 5 of our Countdown to Christmas and the fun isn’t slowing down one bit! We’re having so much fun celebrating the holidays. I mean, we’re REALLY in the spirit and we’re trying to get everyone else in the spirit as well. You don’t have to celebrate any particular holiday in order to participate in the fun- you can just simply celebrate the season and the spirit of togetherness and glee. Any reason to have some good quality fun right? 🙂 If you’re struggling to come up with some good ideas to get in on the holiday cheer, I’m here to help you out! Check out these 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family. 

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  1. Get the whole family matching pajamas- I think this is a lot of fun. Companies such as Sleepyheads.com offer matching pajamas for the entire family. I personally like to get winter and Christmas-themed matching pajamas for all of us around this time of year. It makes for a great impromptu holiday photo shoot and it sets the stage for a fun-filled family night.
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  3. Make a gingerbread house- Building a gingerbread house is a fun (and yummy) activity to do with the family. It really helps stimulate your creativity. You can even make a few gingerbread men to go along with it. I mean, why not? And did I mention that it’s yummy? 🙂
  4. Decorate the house in a fun wintery theme- There’s a massive window of opportunity here to have some good creative fun. We do a lot of cool DIY home decoration projects around here. It’s one of the many ways that we spend quality family time. Once we finish making the decoration, we get to put them all up! My kids also really like to decorate their bedroom for the holidays. You don’t even have to do all of the decorating at one time. This can actually be a project you work on throughout the entire season (as we are). And you can do it while wearing those matching PJs. 🙂
  5. Prepare a special holiday dinner- you can do a small dinner with just the members in your household or invite the extended family and some friends over to enjoy a yummy meal. The entire household can get involved in the prep and it can actually be really fun! Put on some music, while you guys get together and prepare special table decor, set the table, and get the food ready. Again, this is another opportunity to get super creative. You can make menu cards, make some fun centerpieces and a table runner, etc. The possibilities are endless here.
  6. Do some volunteer work- This one always makes my list of ways to celebrate any holiday. Volunteer some of your time to help others. The entire family can join in. This is such a fulfilling activity and there are so many fun volunteer activities out there! You don’t have to just stand in a soup kitchen if you don’t want to. You have options! Do your research and just have fun with it.

I hope this list helps you out a bit as you get into the holiday spirit. I could go on for centuries discussing all of the various ways you can celebrate but…. I’d rather not. BUT, if you follow my Countdown to Christmas posts, I just know that you will come across a ton more ways to celebrate the holidays. Trust me on this one. So don’t forget to follow me on social media and follow the blog to stay in the loop.

We’re also continuing with our “25 Days of Christmas Reading Challenge.” It’s not too late to join us. If you don’t have access to a bundle of Christmas books, you can utilize digital reading apps such as Epic! and download as many Christmas stories as you’d like. As a matter of fact, Epic! has a really great deal going on for the next few days. You can get 3 months for the price of 1! Whatttt??? Yes, they’re giving away 3 months of Epic! for the price of just 1 month. That’s awesome. You can check it out below. Just click the image for more details. And don’t forget to take advantage of your FREE month of  Epic! Yep. You can join us in our Reading Challenge righttt now for FREE. No kidding.

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Tonight we’re reading another version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Maybe the girls will like this one better than the first version we read. We shall find out.

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How are you celebrating the holidays with your family this year? I’d love to know. Share in the comments below! See you back here tomorrow for Day 6 of our Countdown to Christmas.

Happy Holiday and Happy Parenting!

25 Days to Christmas Challenge:

Day 1: Winter Bucket List

Day 2: Our Handmade Christmas Decoration

Day 3: Messy Fun, Holiday Treats, and Christmas Movies 

Day 4: Best Christmas Movies to Watch as a Family 

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35 thoughts on “5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family 

  1. These are all really cute and fun ideas! I really love the matching pajamas idea. Haha. That would be so funny! We love volunteering and making gingerbread houses. 🙂

    1. Matching pajamas are awesome. Lol.

  2. We did make a gingerbread house. That was fun!

    We don’t do the matching PJs though because my husband is just not a PJ type of guy. Ahh well. I get the kids cute ones. Or rather, just my daughter. My teenager is picky too.

    1. Yeah, me and the girls usually do the matching PJs. Their Dad isn’t into the whole PJs thing either. How boring. Lol.

  3. I have been DYING to get matching pajamas for everyone! It is so hard to find the perfect ones!
    xo Jessica
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    1. Matching pajamas are my fave! ☺️

  4. We do matching PJs every year too! It’s fun – especially since all of us can’t be together for the holidays. It’s like something that unites us 🙂

  5. I really liked the idea of making everyone same pajamas. This seems interesting. 😃

  6. One year we had matching pj bottoms. Now the only ones with them left that fit are my hustand and self. I love this idea though! I tend to let the kids decorate the tree ad house as when they are gone it will be my chore again so why not. They have so much fun with it. Plus I get to take everything down so I need to conserve my energy. A gingerbread house is fun we don’t do that too often or lol often enough? We do make cookies though!

    1. I don’t think we did a gingerbread house last year so we DEFINITELY have to do it this year!

  7. I love these ideas! I especially love the matching pajamas and gingerbread house suggestions. They should like lots of fun!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    1. I can’t wait to make our gingerbread house this year!

  8. It would be nice to get the family some matching PJs and socks. I also love the idea of volunteering and also cooking together.

    1. Ooo yes. Matching socks are fun too. We should do that!

  9. I haven’t made a gingerbread house in years but it’s such a great idea! Perhaps me and hubby will get a kit and do one this year!

  10. blair villanueva

    Thumbs up for your ideas! At home we have this Disney princesses movie marathon, and sing together its theme songs, lol epic

  11. Lots of fun ideas…but most are not for me… LOL! I’m a #1 and #5 kind of person… I do love the holiday jammies… And volunteering, but try as I might I can’t get into the decorating! LOL!

  12. Christmas decorations have already commenced and we’re almost done but I’ve never considered matching PJ’S or even outfits, but I always love how they come out in family photos or greeting cards!

  13. I love each one of these ideas. I think they are great. Family time ideas to make memories are the best.

  14. Love this post! I like spending Christmas with my family. The idea of wearing matching pajamas is amazing! I need to buy them this year :).

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