Hilen Quintanilla | January 28, 2016
The Christmas season is one of the best times of the year simply because it brings back hundreds of amazing memories of childhood Christmases and traditions that we used to follow that sadly we rarely have the time to follow anymore due to being too busy with our jobs and our busy lifestyles. Among these memories is no doubt the times we spend cleaning up and arranging our houses in time for Christmas together with the amazing memories of decorating our homes for Christmas day and in preparation for the grand Christmas lunches we would host for family and friends.
Keeping up with tradition
This year make an effort to follow as many of those traditions as you possibly can with your family. You will need these memories to make you happy in the future just like the memories of the past make you happy today. Even if you are unable to follow every tradition that you used to follow, make an effort to get together with your family and clean up and redecorate your home in time for Christmas. This is not likely to cost you much money and will be a great family bonding activity as your past Christmases served as a family bonding activity with your parents. You may purchase some inexpensive Christmas themed artwork prints online that you will be able to hang up in your home after you have arranged it to give it that familiar Christmas feel.
Get your kids involved
Remember that, just as your parents were instrumental in making those special memories that you have today, that make you so very happy, you are responsible for making memories with your children that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Get your children involved in making Christmas décor for the Christmas tree and making paintings for your walls. You may even have some artwork prints in Melbourne done of their work that you can keep for future Christmases after they have been securely frames.
Create your own Christmas tree
In the past families would go out on the familiar night out to pick a Christmas tree from the tree yard, but today we are more conscious of the harm that is caused to the environment by cutting down the branches of these precious trees that have been growing for centuries. However, the tradition of decorating the tree lives on. Therefore you may encourage your kids to build their own Christmas tree from different things you have at home, in order to develop their own creativity and add a whole heap more fun to the Christmas tree tradition while teaching them an important lesson about preserving the environment.