Frantic is an understatement when it comes to our Holiday schedules. By the time we remember what the holidays are supposed to be about…they’re over. Because we certainly don’t want to add another item on your holiday “how-am-I-going-to-get-this-all-done” list, here are a few activities that may check off a couple of items in one sitting…
Home-Made Christmas Cards – Here is a wonderful list of ideas for cards. Home-made cards are a fun way to spend family time together, send a personal gift to relatives and friends, and save a buck doing it!
Home-Made Gifts – Instead of worrying about finding the perfect gift – why not make it. A home-made gift teaches children how to think about what another person might enjoy, teaches them the true value and meaning of a gift, and inspires a bit of selflessness. For the recipient, a home-made gift means a lot more than something bought at the store – even if it isn’t so perfect. Here are some wonderful ideas for home-made gifts, from snow globes, to secret hollow books, and 101 more…
Start a Tradition – Most of us practice at least some of the holiday traditions taken from our own upbringing, but do we really know why we have these traditions? If your traditions are carried from living relatives, have your children ‘interview’ your relatives and record the tradition in a Family Holiday Journal. If you’re not sure where your traditions come from – do a little research – and then record! Here are some holiday traditions from around the world. Can you find yours?
Or start your own traditions. Keep the stump of every Christmas tree, etch the year, where you celebrated, and the name of each family member – or buy gifts for a deserving family. Find your new holiday tradition!
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?