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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are rethinking their Christmas traditions to reduce the risk of spreading it. This has brought a big dark cloud to many of us since for some of us our plans have been canceled. Although this Holiday Season won’t be quite the same, try to make the best of it. If you have kids, it’s hard enough on them with the quarantine and remote learning. Why not bring holiday cheers to get us out of the Holiday Blues.
I’m so happy the holidays are literary weeks away. As a mom, what matters is spending time with family and seeing the smile on the little one’s face especially during these crazy times. Whether you are a single-parent or not, I will share memorable Christmas traditions to start with your kids. Christmas is about family and making memories that will forever be in your heart especially a kid. I grew up in a Latin household, and we celebrated the holidays differently. It’s obvious that Americans celebrate Christmas totally differently from Latinos.
You can start your own tradition with your own little family, believe me, they will thank you when they get older. In addition to our Latin roots, we started several Christmas traditions over the years introducing them to our son when he was a toddler. If you are looking for ideas to start Christmas Traditions here are a few basic memorable Christmas traditions to start with your kids.
Memorable Christmas Traditions
Decorate your home with Christmas decorations. Many like to start on Thanksgiving and others on December 1st. Whichever you do make that part of your tradition to kick in the holiday cheer. Turn on your echo dot and jam Christmas Songs
This cute elf it’s an awesome way to kick off the holiday season with your little ones, whether is a girl elf or boy elf. Santa sends them from the North Pole on December 1st every year until Christmas day. How you want to plan the arrival of the Elf is solemnly up to you, with a full North Pole breakfast or goodies. We arrange his arrival with a letter from Santa and . In the letter, we make sure that Santa request for the old toys to be placed in a box for donations. When The Elf arrive from the North Pole, we set up a the elf door, with a complimentary breakfast and a littel gift.
Setting up a Christmas theme breakfast is perfect to kick in the Christmas Season or you can make the Elf on the Shelf debut. You can be creative with the table decorations, napkins, cups, placemats, candy canes, donuts, cookies, milk, plates.
4. Advent Calendar
Create your own Advent calendar and fill it with fun treats. I started doing this two years ago and I love it. It’s a fun way to get your family, especially the kids involved in the countdown to Christmas. My only regret, I wish I would have started this years ago.
A classic and our absolute favorite. The Elf usually brings the box of the Gingerbread house and more candy and we make it Gingerbread decoration day.
Decorate and personalized each Christmas Stocking with everyone name and hang them up.
Every Year we create a special personalized ornament for that year. What I love about this family tradition is that after we take the ornament off we keep it in a special adorable box. My hope is that my son will cherish this box of personalized ornaments so he can pass the tradition to his kids.
This is one of my favorite, baking cookies for Santa. You can bring the creativity of any kid when they are baking, decorating cookies and making reindeer food.
Have your kids write a Letter to Santa and have them ready to drop it at Santa Mailbox.
This holiday season won’t be like any other, but we have to make sure our loves ones stay safe and healthy. If you are able to try to make this holiday season memorable so your kids can learn how to never take things for granted. For Gift Ideas see our other 2020 Holiday Gifts Guide
Happy Holidays Stay Safe.
What Christmas traditions you started with your family? Love to hear all about it. Leave a comment below.