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Creating memories this holiday

memories this holiday season

With the changing of seasons, it can be easy to let the days get past us. From daily demands, to the urgency that a new season brings, many are left with the feeling that they missed out. Intentionally preparing for opportunities to celebrate the holidays with those that mean the most. If you are looking for some practical ways to enjoy the holidays, check out these suggestions. 

Take a family portrait – A practical way to share your family with loved ones, holiday cards can mean the world to others, especially those who you are unable to see often. There are many inexpensive ways to create your family holiday card. Get your family together for a fun photoshoot, find an online print company, and design your family holiday card. 

Make a family greeting – Get your family together and add a special greeting to your phone. Creating a family greeting together creates a bond and also is a perfect way to spread the cheer of the holiday season. Those who have the opportunity to leave you a voice message while Abe greeted with a pleasant family greeting.

Create a holiday decoration – Another great way to create lasting family memories for the holidays is holiday decorations. From popcorn-on-a-string, to light-up reindeer ornaments, the possibilities are endless. Get your family together, or plan a video call with them and plan to make a fun holiday decoration as a family.

Secret Santa – Many people find themselves caught up in the holiday buzz and miss the opportunity to inspire someone. Plan as a family, or by yourself, to buy surprise gifts for someone around you. From the neighbor’s child next door, to a friend or family member who is going through a difficult season, taking on the role of Santa and blessing someone can make the world of difference in their life.  

Plan a movie night – Most every child grew up with their Christmas favorites. Plan a movie night with close friends and family to re-live the nostalgia of the holidays. If you are unable to be in-person with a loved one, host a watch party. Choose your favorite video streaming platform or send your loved one a copy of your favorite film to watch.

Holiday bake day – Making memories around food can be one of the best ways to capture the spirit of the season. Set aside a day to bake your family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipe and invite some friends. Besides, who doesn’t like holiday treats? 

Volunteer in your community – Handing out gifts or volunteering at a local food pantry can be a great way to reconnect as a family. There are many organizations looking for a helping hand for special holiday events. Serving others can help you and your family get into the giving spirit. 

Camp in – Once your Christmas tree is decorated, plan a camp night in your living room with the family. Gather your hot cocoa, popcorn and your holiday cheer and build unforgettable memories as a family. 

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