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Christmas Traditions For The Family



 



"All About Jesus"
Keeping Christ In Christmas!


Family Christmas Traditions

Make a Christmas Memory!

What are your family's Christmas traditions?

Christmas traditions are very important to children and to the strength of the family. Long after the wrapping paper and toys are gone, your children and grandchildren will remember the family traditions that YOU took the time to create for them and repeat year after year.

Christmas Traditions do not have to be difficult or too time consuming. Some families have very simple traditions that they repeat every Christmas for their children and you can bet that these children treasure these moments far more than the gifts beneath the tree.

 

Ideas

* * * Always Attend Church on Christmas Eve! * * *
It's not Christmas without Christ!

Bake Christmas Cookies together as a family on Christmas Eve or anytime during the Holidays!

Bake gifts for friends and neighbors and deliver them together with your children.

Go Christmas Caroling!

Have a certain meal that your family enjoys every year as you are decorating your Christmas tree.

Decide together each year how your family can volunteer your time and money to assist those less fortunate and then share this activity as a family.

Bake a huge bowl of popcorn and drive around your neighborhood looking at Christmas lights with your stereo blasting your favorite Christmas carols.

Create a special place in your home to place Christmas photos from years past and keep them updated!

Design a "Memory Book" for Christmas and each year document special things that happened to your family during the Holidays.

Pick out your family's Christmas Tree together and ALWAYS decorate it together with Christmas music and hot chocolate brewing in the background.

Watch "It's A Wonderful Life" together with your kids.

Never miss the "Charlie Brown" Christmas show.

Snoopy loves Christmas too!

When you are feeling completely stressed out, turn on "Alvin and the Chipmunks" Christmas album and dance around the living room with your kids.

Buy Santa hats for your entire family and wear it everytime you go shopping in the mall.

 

Decorate the outside of your home and make it the showplace of the neighborhood.

Read "The Night Before Christmas" before tucking in the kids on Christmas Eve.

Read the REAL Christmas story on Christmas morning!

Bake a birthday cake for Jesus and sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus!

Put candles in all rooms of your house.

Make at least ONE Christmas craft every year with the kids and give it a place of MOST PROMINENCE in your living room!

Put jingle bells on your shoe laces.

Wear RED the entire month of December.

Share the gospel of Jesus with someone who doesn't know the Good News this Christmas.

Involve the children in the meal preparations.

Dress warmly and attend your town's Christmas Parade.

Decorate your children's bedrooms with Christmas decorations.

Visit someone who is housebound and bring them a home baked gift.

Eat at your favorite restaurant at least once during the holiday season and go see the latest Christmas movie.

Go ice skating together.

Go see Santa Claus and have a family portrait taken while the ENTIRE family is sitting in his lap! *grin* (We actually do this!)

Host a cookie swap party for your kids.

Buy new Christmas p.j.'s every year and wear them on Chrismas Eve.

Build a wonderful fire and relax as a family playing a board game.

Order Pizza and eat by the Christmas tree.

Remember the true meaning of Christmas ALL YEAR LONG!


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