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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- 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.
- 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? 🙂
- 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. 🙂
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Happy Holiday and Happy Parenting!
25 Days to Christmas Challenge:
Day 1: Winter Bucket List