It is usually not too difficult to get the family excited for Christmas, but Christmas this year will be a bit different due to the very difficult year everyone has been having due to Covid-19.
However it’s important to still celebrate, even if your whole family won’t be together like usual. The festive spirit may even do your mental health some good.
So, what are a few ways to get the family excited for Christmas this year? There are lots of fun options to consider, so read on for a few ideas:
Decorate the Home Inside and Outside
Decorating the home will help to create a festive atmosphere so you will want to start doing this early in December (or possibly even earlier if you feel the need). This year, you might want to make an extra effort as it is likely that people will be spending a lot more time at home.
Decorating the outside of the home is also a good idea, especially if you plan on spending some time outside where it is safer to socialize.
Christmas Movie Marathon
One of the best ways to get in the spirit of Christmas is with a festive film, so an entire Christmas movie marathon is a great way to get the whole family excited.
This is a perfect rainy day activity and there are lots of fantastic movies to choose from across a range of genres. Just make sure that you have a range of treats to enjoy during the movie marathon as well!
Speaking of treats, baking with the kids can be another fun family activity and a way to get excited for Christmas. There are lots of festive treats that you can bake around this time of the year to enjoy throughout the holidays and this can also be a good life skill to pass on to your kids.
Personalized Christmas Eve boxes
Christmas is much more than just one day of the year and after such a challenging year you will really want to make the most out of it. Personalised Christmas Eve boxes are a nice new tradition to start and these beautiful boxes can contain items like PJs, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, a handwritten letter, movies and anything else that the recipient would enjoy and help them to get into the festive spirit.
Go for a Winter Walk
There is something really special about going for a long winter walk out in nature and it can be a great chance to spend some quality time together.
This winter it is important to find ways to get out of the house while still being safe and protecting your health, and nature walks are one of the best ways that you can do this and they can lift everyone’s spirits (as well as being a good form of exercise).
Hopefully, these tips will help you to get the family excited for Christmas and to really make the most out of it after what has been a difficult year for all.