Keeping the spirit of Christmas alive as your children grow up is a challenge that several parents face every year. But just because your kids have aged doesn’t mean it has to be any different. With several traditions for you to implement, this is the perfect way to make the most out of the festive season. To help you make the most out of the festive period, we will be providing you with some of our top ideas for keeping Christmas alive.
Encourage Older Kids To Make Christmas Special For Younger Siblings
When older children suddenly find out that Santa isn’t real, it can somewhat take the magic out of Christmas. However, it doesn’t have to. By encouraging your children to get involved and spread the magic to their smaller siblings, this is a great way of making them feel like they are a part of a secret club. Whether this is allowing them to wrap their sibling’s gifts or hiding them around the house for a treasure hunt, this is a great way of getting everyone involved.
Start New Traditions
Whether you have some traditions already or you are looking to start some new ones this year, there are several new traditions you can implement for both older members of the family and those younger. Whether it is watching a film, going out on Christmas eve or having a letter from Santa delivered to your home for the younger ones, this is a great way to make the most of the Christmas spirit at this time and get the whole family involved.
Make A Treasure Hunt
Another way that you can keep Christmas alive is to make a treasure hunt. Whether it is a set of small gifts for your loved ones or it is a treasure hunt on Christmas day for one large gift this is a great way of making the most out of the day and getting the whole family involved. In addition, this is a great way of allowing some fun and excitement for older children as they are then able to work out clues and find the gifts that they love. This is also a great way of waking the family up on Christmas morning.
Make Your Own Treats
The final way to keep the magic of Christmas alive is to make your own Christmas treats. Whether you decide to build a gingerbread house or you opt to make your very own Christmas cookies, this is an amazing way to make your own treats and bring the family together to try new recipes. Whether this is a one-off for one year or you make it a family tradition for you and your older children, this is a great way to get in the festive spirit. Put on your favourite Christmas album, fire up the oven and get cooking.
With this in mind, there are several ways that you can make the most out of the holiday period without having to spend a small fortune. Which of these will you be choosing to do with your loved ones in 2020?