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Christmas is going to be here soon and while you may be looking at various Holiday Gift Guides to start making your shopping lists, it is important to not forget about things for your children that can be used before Christmas. Therefore, today we are discussing five things that can help you get your family in the Christmas spirit.Check out these five ways to get your family in the holiday spirit! Click To Tweet
Elf on a Shelf is a great way to start a Christmas tradition in your family. The elf comes every holiday season and is Santa’s eyes and ears so he or she can fly back to the North Pole and report to Santa who made the “naughty” or “nice” list. Each day the elf is in a different spot because, you know elves, they love playing games.
Going to indulge in some Christmas festivities is the perfect way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Each year my boys and I usually attend Christmas town at Busch Gardens. You can check out the events in your area to see what is available if you are not close to an amusement park. Keep in mind the festivities are usually outside so you want to make sure that everyone is dressed warmly.
Make a Christmas Eve Box
Everyone loves new jammies and spending quality family time together during the holiday season. One holiday tradition that my family has is the Christmas Eve Box. Every December, I purchase Christmas pajamas for everyone, popcorn, hot chocolate, a Christmas themed book, and a Christmas theme movie and wrap it up into a box. On Christmas Eve before bath time, I allow the boys to open the box and reveal the goodies inside. We all get dressed, watch the movie, and read the story until it is time to go to bed and wait for Santa to stop by.
Decorate as a Family
During the holidays, I really emphasize on family time. The kids are out of school so this gives us time to work on our family bonds without the stressful daily schedule, which is often hectic and pushed for time when the kids are in school. My boys look forward to decorating the Christmas tree and sometimes windows. Everyone is able to participate and it is a ton of fun.
Give Your Kids Personalized Christmas Storybooks
My boys all love story time and with my oldest learning to read, story time is even more fun. I have found my kids do best with storybooks that have them inserted inside of the story. One company that I recently learned about by the name of “Simply Personalized” has a ton of customizable/personalized Books for Christmas.
All three of the books are hard covered and mention my son’s name throughout the book so they can become familiar with their names and be more eager to master reading since they are actually inserted in the story. The best part is on the front page you cannot only leave their name, but you can add in a little personal note as well.
All three books are of a good size and my boys fell in love with them from the moment that they saw them.
What do you do to help get your family in the holiday spirit?
Simply Personalized has been so kind to sponsor a giveaway here on Giveaways 4 Mom. One of you lucky readers is going to receive your very own personalized copy of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Good luck to all who enter! Giveaways 4 Mom is not responsible for shipping out the prize.