We bet you are already wondering about what can be called a seasonal dilemma. How do we celebrate Christmas this year? Almost everyone loves the season that brings the holidays, especially Christmas. It is all about the fondness for traditions, the childhood nostalgia, the delight of decorating, the music and the lights. But even if you really love Christmas traditions, there are many other ways to celebrate this special holiday that can lift you out of the rut that you have to put up with every year. Here are some ideas to add more to the 25th Big Day and make it a lot more than a Christmas present exchange and family small talk.
A few unique ways to celebrate Christmas
A tradition that never stops to surprise if you decide to give it a try. In the past, Christmas represented a holiday for real party time and role reversal that involved going from door to door asking for food and drinks from the wealthy people in exchange for plays and songs no matter if they were welcome or not. In colder times though, we seriously advise bringing a thermos bottle of hot tea or cocoa.
Get up to watch the sunrise!
Why not do it on Christmas? Your kids will get up early anyway for their stockings and you will no longer have the peace and quiet that you dream about. You might as well make the best of this moment and try out some of the best gambling apps while you’re at it!
Even if you are not lucky to have your own backyard Christmas tree, you can still decorate the outside trees with popcorn strings and pine cones covered in bird seeds and peanut butter.
Remember the unfortunate
Doing volunteer work for Christmas is becoming more and more popular. There are so many options to help the poor: gift exchanges for poor kids, special dinners or lunch meals, soup kitchens. There are many non-profit organizations that have special seasonal programs and train volunteers.
Memories look back
Write down memories in the yearly family Christmas blank book and read over last year’s memories. Make the most of it by taking a yearly picture in a special place or write a New Year’s letter as a family composition.
Give meaning to the presents exchange ritual
Remember that the process is far more important and valuable than any object. The value lies in making it a remarkable experience. You can also liven up the whole experience with treasure hunting games, guessing games, and deceptive wrapping competitions, or other goofy presentations.
Last but not least: go see the lights
The most Christmas spirit awakening thing that you can possibly do on Christmas eve, especially after an abusive feast, is to take a walk in the neighborhood. Let the magic of the Christmas lights take you back to that moment when you were six years old… and everything about Christmas was… Merry!
Everything you do to celebrate the holidays makes it special for your family and guests. So, if preparing for seasonal celebrations sounds like another yearly burden for you, just remember one of the above suggestions and make the most of this Christmas celebration!