What Does Your Family do for Christmas?
Some families have rich Christmas traditions, activities they enjoy participating in every year. If you are looking for some fun Christmas day traditions to start in your own family, here are a few suggestions for family festivity.
Christmas is all about family, so include everyone in the traditions you want to build. Blogger Hillary Leonard suggests setting up a Christmas Day Skype date with family and friends who couldn't come home for the holidays. Modern technology will allow everyone to be together virtually, if not physically.
One activity that will help you get a head start on that New Year's resolution to exercise more is to take the family on a hike around the neighborhood to enjoy the neighbor's decorations. Everyone will benefit from the fresh air and exercise and, if you do it between dinner and dessert, you won't feel like a stuffed Christmas goose by the end of the evening.
Also, why not save the tree trimming for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Money Crashers points out that traditionally Christmas does not start until Christmas day. That takes the decorating pressure off and gives your family the fun activity of decorating your Christmas tree together.
It's All About the Christmas Tree
Of course, you will want to already have the tree before Christmas day, so be sure to visit Christmas tree shops or a local farm, if you are close to one and if you want a real tree. Keep in mind, though, that there are some very real looking artificial Christmas trees available that are high quality, and having one on hand means you won't have to go out looking for a tree every year. TreeTime.com is a terrific resource for an artificial Christmas tree. Their realistic, natural-looking trees are high quality and will last for years to come, and it's why TreeTime.com has become a tradition for families and businesses across the country.