The festive season can be a stressful time for many as funds are running low and the expectation of an amazing Christmas can put pressure on a majority of us. However, by making memories with fun little activities, you can make the holiday memorable without spending a small fortune. In this article, we have compiled a list of some of the ideas that you should try this festive season.
Go To A Lighting Ceremony
One of the best things about the festive period is the number of lighting events that you can attend. With every local village having some form of lighting ceremony or market, this is the perfect way to get your family into the festive spirit. These take place throughout December and can be the perfect way to link up with friends and family and enjoy time together in the run-up to Christmas.
Get The Family Involved With Christmas Lists
Another thing you should try this festive season is getting the children and other members of the family to write Christmas lists. Whether this is completed online using a letter from Santa services or on paper and mailed traditionally, this can help to get the kids excited about Christmas and help to gauge what they would like for their gifts. This can be a family tradition that continues until they are older and can help to bring the whole family together for a night of festive fun before the big day. This is something that everyone will likely enjoy and makes it stand out in the long term.
Make Your Very Own Hot Chocolates
During the festive season, it is all too easy to run to Costa and Starbucks for your favourite festive drinks. But what about making your own? With several recipes online and ingredients available in your local supermarket, you can create the ultimate festive drink right in your kitchen. Whether it is just a plain hot chocolate or it has some flavouring such as Belgian chocolate or salted caramel, this is a great way to experiment and find the perfect drink for your Christmas eve movie night.
Bake Christmas Treats
In addition to creating hot chocolates, there are several amazing bakes that you can try as a family. Whether it is home-made Christmas cake or cookies in the shape of Christmas trees, this is a great way to get the whole family involved. These can then be given as gifts or stored in the biscuit tin to be enjoyed by the whole family over the holidays. This is a great festive treat to keep the kids occupied during the holidays and allows you to try out new recipes making it fun for all the family on the lead up to Christmas.
Whether you are first time parents looking to make the holidays special or you are just looking for ways to make new traditions for your family, any of these activities are sure to do the trick. Which will you be trying out first?