There are times with my kids that I feel I take for granted, we are all capable of doing it. They get older day by day and slip out of my hands a little more everyday. We have family traditions that they know come around every year and those traditions are specials.
We get to share and start new traditions they will one day share with a family of their own one day.
I wanted to share some traditions we have, and some I would like to start. I would love to learn some of your traditions so don’t forget to leave a comment bellow this post.
25 Family Christmas Tradition Ideas to Start
1. Start an Advent Calendar
You can buy one or make one either way they are so much fun for the whole family. I like the ones with the little chocolate inside of them for the kids.
2. Plan Kids Annual Ugly Sweater Party
3. Family Tree Light Party
Every year we go pick out our tree then bring it home to decorate it while listening to Christmas music, and drinking hot cocoa.
4. Family Campout in The Living Room
After decorating the Christmas tree we spend the rest of the night camping out in the living room watching our favorite Christmas movies till we pass out!
5. Make a Christmas Ornament
Making something special to put on the tree is something we’ll be able to look back on when our little monsters are all grown up.
6. Make your very own DIY Christmas Décor
This is definitely something we need to try this year. I was thinking a wreath and something to hang our stockings on since we don’t have a fire place.
7. Taking Drives To See Christmas Lights
Take a drive to see the pretty lights your city, and the lights your neighbors have put up. I remember doing this with my parents, It was so much fun! I love oohing and ahhing at all the pretty lights. My kids do too. 😉
8. Plan Baking Days
These are so much fun to do. We get to bake, and eat cookies then give some to our neighbors, and friends.
9. Snowmen & Snowball Wars
Plan to make plenty of snowmen and have lots of snow ball fights with your kids. It always makes my heart happy to hear our kids laughing and having such a good time when mom and dad join them for some fun in the snow. We’ve done this quite a bit that I’m actually thinking of designating a day just for it!
10. Start The Elf On The Shelf Thing
I’m just going to come right out and say it, “the elf freaks me out!” but if the kids will enjoy it then I’m game. I found one on Amazon here you can check out.
11. Make Family Shirts Together
Make a fun shirt together to wear for pictures or for your Christmas dinner. I think the kids will get a kick out of it.
12. Write Letters to Santa
This will be lots of fun for the little ones and even if they are older have them do it too, at least they’ll know they are letting mom and dad know what they want for Christmas.
13. Make Christmas Cards For Family & Friends
Make your own DIY cards or make them online through Snapfish.
14. Family Game Night
Plan a fun game of bingo and 5 dollar gifts or homemade coupon prizes for the winners. Play Christmas music and eat some pie.
15. Donate A Gift
As a family pick out a gift to donate to someone in need.
16. Sledding & Hot Cocoa
Spend a few hours having a blast sledding then go for some hot cocoa.
17. Christmas Shopping
Pick a day for shopping and fun. We give our kids a “want” for Christmas every year. Just review your budget, give them a spending limit, and have them pick a gift they really want. That present gets wrapped and goes under the tree.
18. Christmas Day Breakfast
I like to make a special breakfast for my kids and husband on Christmas morning. Make it even more special and have everyone help(they can get clean up duty).
19. Pajama Day
We have our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve then spend Christmas day in our new pj’s watching our favorite Christmas movies, eating left overs, enjoying our gifts, and time with each other.
20. Gingerbread House Making Party
Yay for Gingerbread House parties!!!!
21. 25 Days of Scripture
I found this at The 36th Avenue blog and loved it! I want to start this tradition with my family. She has a great list of 25 Christmas traditions to sift through too.
22. Host a Fudge Exchange Party
Because who doesn’t love fudge?!
23. Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Pick a day and get creative whether the scavenger hunt is around the house or around the city. Make it fit your family style, and have fun!
24. Make Your Own Treat For Santa
Pick a fun treat to make for santa the night before he comes.
25. Do Something Special for Someone Else
Don’t forget to let me know about any traditions that you do in the comment section below, I would love to hear about it.