1. Bake Holiday Goodies
Fill the house with a delicious holiday aroma of cinnamon and ginger spices sure to please your senses. Whether you love baking holiday cookies, decorating gingerbread houses, or enjoying hot cocoa, there’s no other mouthwatering way to have fun with the family while making holiday memories!
2. Make a Holiday Wreath
Making a wreath may seem a little complicated, but it’s not!
Here’s what to do:
- Buy the base of the wreath. You can find wreath bases at your local craft store, or shop around online!
- Attach pine cones, ribbons, bells --- anything festive will do! Shop your local Dollar Store for inexpensive finds.
- Spray some artificial snow to complete your wintery wreath. And remember, with artificial snow, a little goes a long way! You don’t want to cover up your beautiful details.
- Voila! Your wreath is complete.
Hand-making and decorating your very own unique Holiday wreath can be a fun and entertaining way to spend time together as a family while making something beautiful together..
3. Hold a Day of Surprises
“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Book
Who says that presents need to be bought? Announce surprises on a particular day or week of the Holiday season and delight each other with nice deeds for one another. Make each other happy and remember that the greatest gift is love.
4. Listen to Holiday Music
There’s nothing like listening to Holiday music to put you into the Holiday spirit! Have a dance party and rock out to some Jingle Bells. Or, blast some 8 Days of Hanukkah while you place your menorah. Take advantage of the time of year to listen to ALL of your Holiday favorites, whether being in your home, or on the go!
5. Schedule a Family Photo Session
You don’t need a fancy studio or a professional photographer for some candid shots. Just grab your smartphone, gather all the family, put on some cozy hats, scarves, and gloves and pick your Holiday location. Share photos with your loved ones or even make Holiday cards to send out.
6. Call Your Loved Ones
Make a special call, or FaceTime, relatives and friends that you haven’t talked to for a while! This gift doesn’t cost anything, and is one of the most special gifts. There’s nothing like hearing a loved one’s voice, or seeing their smile, especially around the Holidays.
7. Do a Good Deed
Christmas is a time of giving and spreading good cheer. Some special ways to do this is to volunteer, donate money, toys, books, old or new clothes, food. Doing something good for others is what the Holidays are all about. And we promise, the feeling will be amazing!
8. Have Holiday Storytime
Grab some warm blankets, make some hot cocoa, and cozy up with a good book! Make reading a family activity, read aloud, even dress up as the characters! Need some ideas for a great book for your child? Look no further! Explore NAMEE personalized books here.
9. Have a Holiday Movie Binge
When it’s too cold to play outside, cozy up by the fire for a movie double, or triple, feature! Pick the holiday movies you love and watch them all together. Do you like “Home Alone” or do your little ones love “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? Maybe get in your pajamas, grab some peppermint sticks and watch “The Polar Express”!
10. Enjoy the Snow!
Winter is associated not only with the Holidays, but with many snow activities to enjoy! Make amazing memories playing in the snow. From creating snow angels, building snow forts, having snowball fights, to decorating your very own snowperson, the fun of playing in the cold will certainly warm your heart.