christmas traditions to start with your family

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If your family is starting to grow like mine is, you may have thought about holiday traditions you want to start. The holidays have always been really special to me and I’m excited to see what will become a favorite of ours.

In this post, I’ll be sharing 10 Christmas traditions that you can start with your family that everyone would enjoy!

christmas traditions to start with your family

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

1. Bake Cookies

Nothing says Christmas time like baking a fresh batch of cookies! Baking is a great activity that everyone can be involved in and the work will translate into a yummy treat! Try out these Christmas cookie cutters to make your cookies festive.

2. Make Gingerbread Houses

Making gingerbread houses is another classic holiday tradition to start with your family. Create your own gingerbread village with this kit.

3. Watch Christmas Movies or go to the Theater

Movies are a great way to bring the whole family together. If you prefer to stay home, cozy up on the couch and watch your favorite Christmas movies. Or if you’re the type of family that likes to go out on Christmas Day, take a trip to your local movie theater,

4. Drink Hot Cocoa

Who doesn’t love hot cocoa in the winter time? You can find a special recipe online or keep it simple with store bought hot chocolate. But one thing that is a must is that you drink hot chocolate out of festive mugs likes these!

5. Christmas Card Pictures

If your family enjoys getting together for a photo, then taking special Christmas card pictures would be a great Christmas tradition to start with your family. You can choose a different theme or pick a special place to take your picture each year.

6. Open One Gift on Christmas Eve

I think it’s safe to say that kids love having presents to open! You can start a tradition of letting them open one gift on Christmas Eve.

7. Make a Special Recipe for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

A great family tradition would be making a special meal on Christmas day. It can be for any meal of the day. This is perfect for families who like to stay home on this day.

8. Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf- you’re either for or against it! But if this is something you think you and your family would have fun with, then go for it. Get started with Elf on the Shelf!

9. Decorating the Tree/House as a Family

Something I loved growing up was getting the tree and house decorated with my family. This is a great way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

10. Advent Calendar

Lastly, using an advent calendar to count down to Christmas is a great tradition to start with your family. In my family, my grandma would give us our advent calendars on Thanksgiving so that we were ready right away when December rolled around!

Final Thoughts on Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

Do you have any special Christmas traditions with your family? Will you be starting any of these on the list? Share in the comments!

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