1. Presents

Decide which presents are opened first and whether one or some presents are opened on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.

 

2. Gift-Giving ceremony

Involve children in the gift-giving ritual by allowing each child to pick out their present for a family member from under the tree and gift it to them personally.

 

3. Write to Santa

Embrace the magic of Christmas and encourage the family to write a letter to Santa. Keep a copy of the letters sent to Santa to be saved in the family’s Christmas time capsule.

 

4. Christmas Lights Drive

A great idea for a family outing is to drive around admiring the Christmas lights in your area and picking a ‘winner.’

 

5. Elf on the Shelf

Invite an elf into your home to keep an eye on your little ones to help ensure they stay off the naughty list and keep the magic alive.

 

6. Leave treats out

Santa and Rudolph will need to refuel and take a little break so it’s important your little ones leave out some refreshments.

 

7. Get crafty

Start an annual tradition of making a Christmas wreath with your children. It’s very simple to do and looks great hanging on your front door.

 

8. Christmas Jumpers

These are great fun and help everyone to get into the Christmas spirit.

 

9. A Christmas family portrait

Take a Christmas family photograph in the same spot and positions every year for the family album.  

 

10. A Tree Decorating Party

Decorate the tree as a family where everyone has a special bauble or ornament to put on the tree.

 

11. Favourite Christmas story or movie

Some families like to watch the same movie or read the same story together every year.

 

12. Christmas Pyjamas

There’s nothing like a new pair of festive pyjamas for Christmas Eve and lounging around on Christmas morning. 

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