Christmas is an ideal time for family traditions. If you would like to start a few new family traditions of your own this year, check out these 7 Christmas Eve Traditions to Start with Your Family. They will give you some fun and frugal ideas!
As Christmas rolls around, we know that it's an ideal time to start Christmas Eve Traditions with your family. Christmas Eve is a very fun and exciting day of the year. The children are no doubt full of anticipation as they wait for Santa to arrive. To really make the most of the day, here are 7 Christmas Eve Traditions to Start with Your Family.
7 Christmas Eve Traditions to Start with Your Family
1. Read Twas the Night Before Christmas. The traditional holiday tale, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, is a great way to end Christmas Eve. Read this book with your children just as they drift off to sleep. It will definitely have the sugar plums dancing in their heads!
2. Deliver a Christmas box from the elves. Something fun you can do in preparation for Christmas Eve night is have an elf deliver a package to your door. Basically, ring the doorbell and have the box sitting at the door when your children open to see who’s there. The box can have new festive pajamas, a movie, some Godiva hot chocolate, popcorn, and other holiday goodies.
3. Drive around looking at Christmas lights. Children LOVE Christmas lights displays and most are free to drive by and gaze at. You can make it even more fun by grabbing a snack before or after your drive. This is one of the Christmas Eve Traditions that is ideal for those with a small budget. Just make sure the kids are back home in time for Santa to come by!
4. Bake cookies for Santa. Everyone knows you need to leave the jolly old man cookies and milk to help him make it through the night of delivering presents. Instead of purchasing a dozen cookies at the store, make your own together as a family! Get some holiday cookie cutters and sprinkles to really liven up the fun.
5. Sprinkle ‘reindeer food' on the front lawn. While we are feeding Santa Claus milk and cookies, we can’t forget the reindeer! You can choose to leave a carrot on Santa’s plate, but making Reindeer Food is much more fun. Once you’ve made it, be sure to sprinkle it on the lawn so Rudolph and the rest have something to munch on while Santa is bringing your gifts to the tree.
6. Watch a Christmas movie with hot cocoa. A family cuddle in front of the television before bed is a great yearly tradition for Christmas Eve. You can watch classics like Miracle on 34th Street, or something funny like A Christmas Story or Elf. Be sure to choose something that’s appropriate for everyone to watch. Make hot cocoa and pop some popcorn to turn the tradition into a real movie night.
7. Sing Christmas carols around your neighborhood. Christmas songs are essential during the holidays. If you want to spread some holiday cheer, gather up the family and head out for a song walk through the neighborhood. Put on your Santa caps and belt out “The 12 Days of Christmas” as you enjoy your stroll together.
These Christmas Eve traditions are great for keeping your family together in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. Enjoy some great times together, and create a tradition that will last for years to come.