Ring in the season with a thick, creamy glass of eggnog. Relish the sweet cinnamon flavor while you warm up by the fire, write letters to Santa, and talk about your favorite traditions, old and new.
Find holiday events in your town like Christmas tree lightings, plays, book readings, and Santa sightings. Spend time together in your local winter wonderland, meeting people from your community and making new friends.
Giving to loved ones feels good, but giving to a less fortunate child feels even better. Get your family involved and teach them the importance of charity. Ask them to select toys to give to needy kids, and inspire them to spread good will and help humanity.
Get out the crayons, glitter, buttons, and construction paper and have an arts-and-crafts afternoon. Join the children and make snowflakes, snowmen, and other seasonal projects. And then hang these new works on the fridge for all to see.
Go to your local rink and put on your skates. This winter activity is extra special during the holidays. Practice your triple salchow—or just try to stay upright on both feet—while moving to the beat of your favorite festive tunes.
Bundle up the kids and hand out the sheet music. It might seem silly at first, but you’ll stand tall and proud as your children belt their hearts out to neighbors and friends. They’ll feel happy and inspired singing songs and spreading cheer.
Put on PJs and pop in a DVD. It doesn’t matter if you choose a classic like It’s a Wonderful Life, a comedy like A Christmas Story, or a modern movie like The Nightmare Before Christmas. Your family will have a holly-jolly time snacking on gingerbread cookies and sipping hot cocoa. Don't miss A Dog Named Christmas Sunday, November 29th on CBS 9/8c. It's the 237th presentation of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie series,
Taste the season and bake something scrumptious. Decorate sugar cookies, frost cakes, and whip up other creative Christmas confections. Let your little ones help you out in the kitchen. Who cares if things get messy? These are memories you’ll cherish forever.
Do you dread decorating? You love the final result, but the extra work is daunting. You have to assemble the tree, organize the ornaments, hang the mistletoe, and position the stockings. Recruit the kids to help deck the halls and deck out the house. They’ll love feeling like an important part of the tree-trimming process, and you’ll take pleasure in a few precious hours together.
Make holiday shopping more fun by going as a group and pick out items together. Split up once you’re ready to purchase presents for one another. If the kids aren’t old enough to go alone, bring a babysitter or friend to help them out. Try to get it all done in one evening, save time, and actually enjoy the experience. Go to your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store for great gifts like Keepsake Ornaments and DVD Greetings. The