Sweet Christmas Memories
What do you think of when I ask about your favorite Christmas memories? When you were growing up, did your family have Christmas traditions every year? Christmas memories should be sweet memories of special times with family and friends. You can make memories with these 5 ideas that will make Christmas unforgettable and memories that last a lifetime.
Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for children. When our children our little, they enjoy the stories and Santa Claus and annual Christmas specials, as they grow older they begin to understand the true meaning of Christmas.
Note: for your convenience, I have included affiliate links in this post (at no additional cost to you). Read my full disclosure policy here.
5 Ways to Make Christmas Memories
Growing up, we had a few Christmas traditions. We usually opened a few gifts on Christmas Eve. We also celebrated Christmas with my Mom’s family at a Christmas party on Christmas Eve. We would get to see extended family (aunts, uncles, and cousins). It was always one of my favorite parts of Christmas.
With my own children, we also open a few gifts on Christmas Eve. We have also started going to the annual Walk Through Bethlehem in our community.
Traditions make Christmas memorable. If you don’t have any traditions, start a few this year.
You might also enjoy: 10 Christmas Traditions to Make Your Christmas Memorable
Be sure to Include Family & Friends
Christmas is always more special when family and friends are included. Some of my favorite childhood memories of Christmas include our Christmas parties with extended family. I remember how I always looked forward to the annual Christmas Eve party.
There are so many ways you can include family and friends in Christmas. For example, we always invite grandparents and aunts and uncles to join us when we go to Walk Through Bethlehem.
You could also create simple traditions like a cookie and hot cocoa/hot cider night or go Christmas caroling together.
What Christmas activities will you do with family and friends this year?
Encourage the Spirit of Christmas Giving
Christmas is about giving. We can make Christmas memorable by getting our children involved in the spirit of giving. We can shop for gifts to share with others. We can spend a day making cookies and pies and share with neighbors, friends, and shut-in’s.
We can encourage our children to come up with ideas to share with others too.
Join in Christmas Caroling & Candlelight Services
Every year our children go Christmas caroling as a school field trip to local nursing homes. It’s a great time for them to share the Christmas spirit. You can also gather friends and family and walk around your neighborhood singing carols. Maybe you could sing at a local shopping center. Christmas carols are a great way to share the Christmas spirit.
I love Christmas Eve candlelight services. You get to see friends and sing Christmas carols softly. Going to an annual Christmas Eve service is a great tradition to start with your children and hopefully, they will pass down to their children.
Make it Fun
You make memories by making Christmas fun. Try not to over schedule your holiday. Relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. These are specials times we only get once a year.
Remember, take lots of pictures of all your wonderful Christmas memories, too.
For more ideas to make Christmas memories, I recommend Merry Memories. It’s a book filled with recipes, crafts, and activities you and your family can do together that will make many wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
How will your make Christmas memories this year? What Christmas traditions do you have?