The holidays are one of the best times to create lots of memories, whether with friends or with family members. There are lots of different activities we do during the holidays, such as throw parties, do photoshoots, and travel to different places. Whenever you spend the holidays with your family, what memories do you remember the most? Doesn’t it feel good to look back on your childhood and remember all the memories of the family activities you did during the past holidays?
If you are looking into making more holiday memories for your kids to remember when they grow up, or if you want to make new and unique memories apart from the usual bonding and activities that you do, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the best ideas we can share to help you make more wonderful holiday memories with your loved ones.
Decorate Your Home Together
The holidays won’t be complete without the festive decorations displayed around the house. You can gather the whole family one afternoon and spend time crafting homemade ornaments that you can hang on your tree and on other parts of the house. Aside from bonding with the whole family, it is also a great way to recognize your children’s crafting talents and creativity.
Your whole family can also try making your own Christmas wreath to hang on your door, and as well as other decorations. Seeing your own crafted decorations around the house will make all of you feel happy because it is already associated with a great memory of all of you working together and having fun.
Go Caroling as a Family
You can also go caroling as a family. Print out the lyrics of your favorite holiday songs and go to the homes of your family and friends. Share with them some Christmas cheer to make more memories with them and with your whole family. You can call your friends and family that you will be visiting first, to make sure that they are home when you come.
Pick Out Some Old Toys and Donate Them to Less Fortunate Kids
If your kids have lots of toys at home, you can help them pick out the old ones that they no longer play with, and give them to those who are in need. While sorting, you can also interview your kids about the old toys they have. You can ask them to share their best memories with their toys, and who they think will love to have those toys next. This way, your kids would also learn the value of sharing the things they have to those who need them more. It is also a chance to organize their things and free up more space for new ones.
Prepare Foods and Treats Together
The holidays are not complete without the delicious foods and treats. Moms and grandmothers are usually always the ones busy in the kitchen. But if you want to make more memories, the whole family can help in preparing foods and treats.
You don’t really need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking a cake from scratch. You make simple treats like hot cocoa. As long as you all enjoy and have a great time together, anything you make in the kitchen will be great as well.
Share Homemade Treats to Your Neighbors
Your whole family can make some extra homemade holiday treats, such as cookies, cupcakes, or festive popcorn for your neighbors. After making them, you can put them in nice containers, and you and your whole family can start delivering them to your neighbors. This way, you can also make good holiday memories, not just with your family but with your community as well.
Capture Your Holidays by Making Videos
With the technology we have today, it is very easy to capture memories. Therefore, during the holidays, you can take time to video everyday moments. Even simple moments such as watching TV together, eating lunch together, playing some cards or board games, opening gifts, cooking foods, and more. As the years pass, you will all be excited to watch those videos and reminisce about the good times you all had with one another.
Start a New Holiday Tradition
Most families have different traditions during the holidays. Some travel far to visit relatives, some throw parties with friends, while some give out gifts to the less fortunate. If you have been doing your holiday tradition for many years now, and you’d like to try something new, you actually can.
For example, instead of cooking lots of food at home, you can instead put together an adults’ night out. Or maybe your whole family can go ice skating together, or have a snow-sport day where you can try sledding and skiing. You can also think of games and contests for the kids, such as a treasure hunt, or a festive craft-making contest.
A new holiday tradition does not always need to be grand or expensive. What’s important is that you are making new holiday memories which one another that you can always look back to as years pass.
The holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year that most people look forward to. It is a time of being with the family, relaxing, sharing gifts, and having fun. We hope the ideas we shared will be able to help you in making more holiday memories with your loved ones.