There are so many things to do in December with your family, As a child, I delighted in every aspect of the holiday season—the music, the decorations, the gift-giving, and even the weather. Through my eyes, everything was touched by Christmas wonder, from the tidy homes with manger scenes on the lawns to schools, churches, and businesses displaying colorful lights and candles in their frosted windows. It was all magical. Pick any of these month long activities to enjoy your quality time with those special adult and kids in your life.
1. Sending Holiday Cards
Get the family involved in sending holiday cards to your family and friends. Buy a box at the store and get creative. Homemade cards are a treat to rebut they also give you one on one time with your children while you create them together. Paint your cards, use Christmas stamps or use the computer to design your own holiday card. Anything you use will be spectacular.
2. Christmas Portraits
Put on your matching green, red or gold sweater and capture that moment with family holiday portraits. Posed photos are normal but be creative, do something funny or have a different and unique. Keep your camera ready all month long so you can capture amazing holiday pictures of your family.
3. Visiting Santa Claus
Visiting Santa is children favorite thing to do when its Christmas time. Take your kids early this month to see Santa to avoid the crowds closer to Christmas day. The guy with the white beard in the bright red suit can be scary to younger children so prepare yourself for what to expect during their visit with Santa Claus.
4. Bake with your kids
You probably spend a lot of time in the kitchen in November and December. Lets the kids be your little elf's, Bake with them to extend your holiday fun. Make gingerbread houses, snowman cookies, or Santa Claus cookies, this is one fun children enjoys.
5. Donate time and goods
December is a great month to introduce your children to the concept of giving to charity. Donate your family time. Drop off a toy at a qualified charity event to help other kids in your area. Participate in a fundraising walk or run. There are so many ways to help others during the holidays.
6. National Stress Free Month
The crowds, traffic and family time overload can be very stressful even if your usually the merriest of people. December is National Stress Free Family Holiday Month. Part of it purpose to help you survive the holidays and reduce your family holiday stress.
7. Write to a friend
Grab a pen and paper. Encourage your children to write to there pals. they can write a kid-friendly thank you card to their friends or simply write to say hi Its an excellent exercise for all age group that doesn't include phone calls, text messaging or emails. Preschoolers can practice their writing skills and older children can learn letter writing basics. Your not off the hook either haa, Write your children lets to tell them how much you love and appreciate them.